We've had 2 full sized kilns DONATED to our school by kind citizens who at one point in their lives had dabbled in clay. We just got another potter's wheel as well. We have never asked (i.e. in our school newsletter or local paper), but the citzens just called our school asking if we would come get them, or could they drop them off. We have one in storage for those "just in case" times. If you are in New Jersey, and have a truck, we certainly could give you one. Perhaps you could have something written up by your local paper asking to help support the art program, accompanied of course by pictures of your adorable students working hard on their projects.
From: Sarah Michet [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2005 12:46 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re:[teacherartexchange] Ceramics
A huge thank you to everyone who replied to my inquiry about ceramics!
All of the tips and links and information will be immensely helpful in
figuring out what to do. And a special thanks to Woody for his
wonderful website with all that great ceramics information - if you
haven't checked it out yet, I highly suggest you do - even if you're
not in a clueless situation like I am!
I'm really surprised at just how expensive kilns are! It's shocking,
really. I have no idea how I'll ever be able to replace these tiny
kilns with a decent sized one, when my budget for an entire year
wouldn't even cover the price.
How do all of you afford to puchase kilns? Do you write special grants?