Art students create mugs


Art teacher Amanda Harter’s fourth period Art students tried their hand at working with clay by making face mugs. Each student sculpted a mug, handle, and facial features to put on their mug.

“It wasn’t an easy process,” sophomore Natalie Uptmor said. “We had to make sure everything was smooth, that it would stick together, and that nothing would break off.”

The project took took a few weeks to complete, but the overall results, Harter said, showed that the students paid attention to detail and made sure that their mugs were done well.

“Mine looked scary at first,” Uptmor said. “In the end, it turned out way better than I thought it would.”

The details for the mug took some practice.

“The forming of the face and all of its parts took lots of practice as well as trial and error,” junior Brandon Brown said. “It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it.”

No mug looked exactly like another. Uptmor’s mug was a dragon, whereas Brown’s had a human face.

“It was a great learning experience,” Brown said. “I’d love to try this again one day.”