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Ceramics classes raise funds through mug sales

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Sophomore Zoe Ostrosky sells mugs at Culture Fest.

Throughout the various levels of ceramics classes Kinkaid has to offer, all students in those classes come together to create various mugs, pots and other wares to earn money to donate to the Houston Food Bank.

“Our fundraiser for the food bank is divided into two parts: Coffeehouse and the Culture Fest,” ceramics teacher Ms. Luiza Grandchamp said.

Students are not only given the opportunity to explore the art of sculpting but the benefits of giving back simultaneously.

As the main source of income for the fundraiser, Coffeehouse allows Ms. Grandchamp’s students to create mugs, each varying in shapes, sizes and designs, depending on the students’ level of skill in the class. Creating mugs in particular adds onto the Coffeehouse theme and feel.

“Everybody creates a mug that tells a story,” Ms. Grandchamp said. “All their mugs created for Coffeehouse are all donated to the Food Bank organization to sell for charity.” 

Teachers, parents and students usually buy mugs each year to support the organization, but sometimes students will buy their own mugs that they made because they want to keep them for themselves.

Ms. Grandchamp said each mug sold for $10 provides 30 meals and pieces for $20 provide 60 meals.

Once students have cultivated their crafting skills, they are to display new sculptures they made in class through the culture festival. This allows for students newfound skill, freedom, and creativity throughout the year to be shown through the course of their work.

“For Culture Fest, we mainly make bowls over other things for people to fill them with food,” Ms. Grandchamp stated. Including both fundraisers, students this year were able to create 101 sculptures, all being sold to charity. 

“On the bottom of each sculpture we sell, we write a note saying thank you for helping feed others,” Ms. Grandchamp added. “Our goal is to raise $1,500.”

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