POTTER TERESA TAYLOR TO LEAD CREATION OF JOURNEY MAP MURAL
THE PITTSFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT JOURNEY MAP ART INSTALLATION-
The Pittsfield School District held its first work session on January 13, 2015 to craft a visual story of Pittsfield’s journey towards creating a student centered learning environment. The district is working with Teresa Taylor of Salty Dog Pottery to plan the project. Students, staff, and community members will join Teresa in creating a journey map timeline.
You will be able to follow this process this spring on this webpage. Look for photos and interviews about the project in the weeks to come!
Learning studio work session February 11, 2015
LEARNING STUDIO WORK SESSION FEBRUARY 18, 2015
Teresa started the day by showing students how to roll clay slabs to be cut for 5"X5" clay tiles. Students were then introduced to wide variety of ways to create different texture for their tiles.
LEARNING STUDIO WORK SESSION March 4, 2015
Teresa started the day by showing students how to prepare the large 10"X10" tiles that will represent the life giving flow of the Suncook River. Large clay coils were created by Teresa at her studio's clay extruder for the river tiles.
March 18, 2015- Journey Map WoRk session WITH THE PYW
MARCH 22, 2015- JOURNEY MAP SESSION WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS
April 7, 2015-Journey Map Session with PES PTO
April 11, 2015- JOURNEY MAP SESSION WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS
May 9, 2015- JOURNEY MAP SESSION WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS
MAY 17, 2015 FINISHED JOURNEY MAP TILES AT SALTY DOG POTTERY
may 27, 2015- building panels for the mural tiles With Mr. Sherwood
May 27, 2015- The Learning studio begins laying out tiles!
May 28, 2015- PMHS Custodial staff prepares the mural wall with a fresh coat of paint!
JUNE 8, 2015- Journey Map Installed into Place
JUNE 12, 2015- JOURNEY MAP DEDICATION
The journey map came to a successful end being dedicated on Exhibition Night June 12, 2015. Follow this link to coverage of the event by the Concord Monitor as reported by staff member Nick Reid.