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North Park Festival of the Arts

Amanda helping a new student make a pot

This was our first event, and it sure was fun!  Bringing a potters wheel to the fest was the best last-minute idea I've had.  Once we got spinning, we didn't stop until it was time to pack up.  Anyone could try out the wheel for free.  I would wedge a piece of clay and center it on the wheel, and then pass my chair to the brand new potter. 

There were so many kids, and they had a ball.  The young ones were mezmorized, waiting their turns with the patience of a yogi.  It was magical, and their parents were thoroughly impressed.

At the end, there were still a few kids wanting to throw, but time was running thin.  The finale was a lightning round, working off the same lump of clay, so everyone could get their hands dirty.

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