Intensive Metals and Clay students at Wellesley High School will have their works exhibited at the Clever Hand Gallery at 52 Central St. in Wellesley Square from April 15-30, with a public reception on April 26 from 2-5pm.
The display is the result of a collaboration between Clever Hand and the school that is now in its sixth year.
Metals instructor Shayla Vines and her students toasted the 2015-2016 school year with pomegranate juice, and students were each given a pomegranate on the first day of class to study and use as inspiration. Many of the small sculptures and jewelry work being shown at the Clever Hand are personal representations of what the students took from this project.
Meanwhile, the Intensive Ceramics student, and instructor Amie Larson visited The Potters Shop and School in Needham, where they had the opportunity to partake in a Raku firing. This is a special process of putting glowing hot pots from the kiln into barrels of combustible material. The additional fire puts it’s own mark on the clay.