On April 12th, SDI hosted a pottery workshop for 10 people in Elliot Programming Center Pottery Room. After preparing balls of clay to get rid of air bubbles, two main pottery techniques were covered: Firstly, using the wheel, students used traditional techniques to shape the clay into a curved bowl. Lifting and centering the clay was much harder than it seems! Secondly, flat pieces of clay were pressed with patterned laces and other textures. Some students used found objects, such as leaves, to imprint patterns on the clay pieces. The pieces were rolled to a cylindrical shape, making beautiful mugs and vases.