Robin Kirby, a professional pottery artist from Saluda, recently led an integrated learning project for students as part of the Saluda Elementary School Academically Gifted/ Nurture program.

Kirby explained the science of clay, firing and glaze.

Students worked together to plan, formulate and create a glaze, which they applied to small bowls and spoons they made from clay. Students experimented with two different formulations of glaze to create different effects in the firing process.