Local Pottery Artist Visits Ceramics Students

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Ceramics II students at Glen Cove High School were treated to a visit by local pottery artist Patricia Bridges of Bridges Pottery in Port Washington on Feb. 26. 

Ms. Bridges demonstrated wheel throwing techniques and shared some of her beautiful work with the students, some of which was from a collection she was commissioned to create for the 2018 U.S. Open in Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton. 

Pottery has been a lifelong passion for Bridges, and she enjoys coming to high schools because that is where she realized her love for ceramics. Some students were able to work on the wheel as she gave them tips and advice. 

Art teacher Vicki Gordon said she organized the visit to provide students with an authentic experience of meeting someone who has made their passion into their profession. 

“We have so many talented students in the ceramics program, and there are many career paths and options for people who can think abstractly and solve problems creatively, as we do in ceramics,” Ms. Gordon said. 

The students thoroughly enjoyed seeing Ms. Bridges create pieces right before their eyes.