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Published on November 15th, 2017 | by LedgerOnline

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Creating art from the earth

Sixth graders at the Sigel Hebrew Academy visited Greenleaf Pottery in South Windsor to see the magical whirl of the wheel transform a hunk of clay into a beautiful bowl. The field trip complemented the Bloomfield students’ reading of the book A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park, about a 13-year-old orphan boy who dreams of becoming a master potter. Students learned all about the art of pottery making and looked on as John Macomber, owner of Greenleaf Pottery, deftly crafted a beautiful vase. Students plan to put their own imaginations to the test when they work with clay in their art class back at school.

CAP: Sigel Hebrew Academy 6th-graders (l to r) Eden Kesler, Shaina Schweitzer, Nira Kesler, Ben Gitman, Dovid Hecht, Schneur Ostrozynski, Sophie Rifkin, Akiva Davis, Shifra Klein, and Shai Bernstein at Greenleaf Pottery with owner, John Macomber.


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