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O’Dowd Pottery Luck Event Supports Better Access to Fresh Water


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Feeling creative? Then come to the Bishop O’Dowd High School Clay Club’s 5th Annual Pottery Luck, where you can try your hand at the Pottery Wheel, hand-build a clay project, or purchase ceramic work made by O’Dowd students and staff.

This family-friendly event, a fundraiser for the Potters for Peace Water Filter Project, will be held on Friday, March 10, from 3:30- 9 p.m., Saturday, March 11, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, March 12, from 11a.m. – 4 p.m., in the O’Dowd Ceramic Studio.


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Every year 1.7 million people, mainly children under the age of five, die from diarrhea which is caused by unsafe water. The objective of the Potters for Peace Water Filter Project is to make safe drinking water available by helping set up workshops that will produce ceramic water filters made from local materials. These filters are low-tech and low-cost and eliminate approximately 99.88% of water-borne disease agents.

The O’Dowd Clay Club has worked closely with Potters for Peace to help fund the Water Filter Project which serves millions of people in need of clean filtered water.

Many fun activities, geared for all ages and levels of ceramic experience will be featured at the event, as well as educational opportunities. You can


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-Paint and glaze pottery

-Make clay by hand

-Drink from a water filter made in Managua and learn more about Potters for Peace efforts to help the poor and needy through the medium of clay.

-Purchase ceramic work made by O’Dowd students and staff, including cups, mugs, bowls, vases, ollas sculpture and much more. All items are lead free and food safe.

-Learn how the Clay Club works in sustainable, ways including recycling clay and glazes, creating ollas and clay seed balls

-Create and bring home native flower seed clay balls to plant

-Go on a treasure hunt for prizes

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