In its first-ever student show, Good Earth Pottery’s March show in Fairhaven features the work of Whatcom County high school students. Students from Bellingham, Sehome and Squalicum high schools have been selected to showcase their ceramic art in this celebration of Whatcom County’s youth ceramic artists. The show runs through March 31, 2022. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Tuesday. This is an excellent chance to see The Promise in action highlighting the important student outcomes of developing and graduating “artists” and “artisans.”

“My students were very excited at the chance to have their work displayed in a professional setting,” says Lonnie Schang, art teacher at Sehome. “This opportunity is the culmination of a lot of hard work and technical skills acquired over a period of years.”  

As a thrilling bonus, all the work BPS students submitted was selected for the showcase, which opened March 4, says Magon Hamilton, art teacher at Squalicum. From traditional to whimsical, the art ranges from serving bowls to teapots to salt and pepper shakers, decorative boxes, and more. Some of it is even for sale, so feel free to ask which pieces are available for purchase.  

“My Ceramics 2 students focused on unique designs, functionality of projects, and refining their craftsmanship,” says Lauren Lucy. “I’m so proud of Carter Dawson, Lily Neal, Lux Hulett, and Caileigh Robinson and their amazing teapots!”  

A panel of three local ceramic artists awarded prizes donated by several pottery studios, and a number of BPS students were honored.  

Most Outstanding:  

  • Noah Weinrich, Sehome High School (Butterfly Box)  

Notable:  

  • Caden Peterson, Sehome High School (Hidden Designs S & P Shakers) 
  • Maxwell Duryee, Sehome High School (Monkey Man Pot Holder) 
  • Sara Saari, Squalicum High School (Polish Influence Bowl) 
  • Natalie Aarstol, Sehome High School (Raku Set) 
  • Lily Neal, Bellingham High School (Strawberry Teapot)  

The show is sponsored by Whatcom Artists of Clay and Kiln, and special thanks goes to Good Earth Pottery owner Ann Marie Cooper for making the showcase possible.  

Stop in before the end of the month to appreciate the talent of our students!  

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