St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School celebrates the STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Math) initiative and service to their community by creating and selling handmade pottery. All funds raised by this auction will go directly to the Catholic Charities of South Carolina. Students in Art and Chemistry classes have worked together, all year on this project. They were responsible for making the pottery and the glazes through a period of testing by trial and error. Art students made test tiles which were bisque fired (the first of 2 firings required of pottery). Once the tiles are bisque, they can be glazed. The tiles created were fired and a series of glazes for each color were painted on test tiles then fired again. There can also be variations in the colors due to the firing process by manipulation of the kiln temperature. Students then documented variations in the glaze recipes to determine which combination of chemicals create the best set of colors at a specific temperature. The auction goes live at noon today through 11:59pm on Memorial Day, May 31. Please check out and bid on the beautiful pieces at: https://www.32auctions.com/SetonCatholic We would like to thank Mrs. Cravin and Mr. Poland for the hard work on this project and all of the students in the STREAM class, Art classes and Chemistry class. We send our gratitude out to S²TEM Centers SC for the grant which made this project possible.
May 10, 2021 - 10:12am