Lessons in Pottery

POSTED BY: News Department
Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - 01:15 PM
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Zanesville has been referred to as the pottery capital of the world as long as clay has been molded in the confines of Muskingum County, but one, former educator took that reputation, threw in some history lessons and a competition and molded youth program that lasted 15 years. Charles Colliflower taught history through artwork in the Zanesville City School District. He also developed a competition in which fourth, fifth and sixth grade students entered a pottery plate design. Potters at Turtle Creek Pottery judged more than 1,000 entries and chose 10 to replicate and give away as awards to those entrants who won. Colliflower says it's important to teach students about their heritage, and pottery is the perfect outlet.

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