Northeast High School

Fall 2015
Classroom Teacher: Harmony Thompson
Teaching-Artist: Marguerita Hagan

Students from two of Harmony Thompson’s ceramic classes at Northeast High School collaborated with Teaching Artist Marguerita Hagen to create a sculptural and printed narrative installation called Still Memory- A Moment in Our History. On their field trip, students were inspired by the work of two artists at the Fabric Workshop & Museum. Cynthia Hopkins and Nate Young’s intimate sharing of history and engagement with storytelling became the model for this project. Hagan pushed the students to experiment with the variety of ways that image and texture could be printed and transferred onto clay during the greenware, bisque and final glazing stages. These methods helped students add both visual layering and complex meaning to their art, mirroring some of the visual tools that Hopkins and Young used in their exhibitions.