Claywork residencies include two aspects:
1. In-school projects that are developed with the art teacher to encompass aspects of a claywork experience that students would not usually have the opportunity to explore in their traditional curriculum. Examples done over the past few years at the North Pocono High School have been: The Empty Bowl Project, A wheel thrown vase project, an individual relief tile project based on a famous historical art work. This past year’s project was a ceramic mural based on Andy Warhol’s Pop Art. Students learned to silk screen the “cartoon” outline of the soup can onto a 9”x12” bisque tile then individually decorate the tile with underglaze. The mural is now installed in the NP cafeteria.
2. The “after-school” ceramics program. For the past 5-6 years, we have opened the Mosocw Clayworks community studio to the students at North Pocono and they have been able to come to the studio two days per week and work on individual projects in clay. The program has allowed students to enhance their skills at the pottery wheel.