On Tuesday, November 20th, the pottery class had a tea party using the cups and plates that they made in their prior class periods. Mrs. Katie Borcherding has had this tea party with her class for years. She brings in all the food and drinks and has even made some of it during the tea parties she holds.
“We have the tea party to try out the ceramic wares that we've made over the course of the semester,” said Mrs. Borcherding. “It's exciting to see students create something that is both beautiful and functional. I also like to bring in some unusual foods for students to try.”
The class has been working on their projects since about mid-October. They have made two cups and a platter to use during the tea party. The glazes that they used to finish their projects were donated from New Day Mercantile. They donated hundreds of dollars in glazes to Mrs. Borcherding.
Zach Groner said, “Everybody's cups looked really good and well made.”
“I made two different cups and a small platter,” commented Grace Soete. “I really liked my platter, but my cups didn’t turn out how I expected them to.”
“I [got] to be creative and explore different techniques, and I was able to do that in these projects,” replied Lauralie Grater.
Mrs. Borcherding brought in various foods and beverages for the class to try. The only drinks that were available to the class were water and hibiscus ginger tea. The food included popcorn, kiwi and mango, baked brie with peach sauce, and Japanese persimmon.
Grace Soete said, “It was fun to try new foods, but I wasn’t a fan of all of them. The Japanese persimmon was better than I thought it would be, but the mango and baked brie did not taste very good.”
“The cheese was the weirdest, most unique food we had,” Callie Weatherly stated. “It tasted weird and not many of us enjoyed it so Mrs. Borcherding had some popcorn ready to get the lingering taste out.”
Overall, it seems like the class enjoyed trying out these different foods while using their new pottery creations.