Pottery Event Draws Large Attendence

Noah Renaud begins painting his coffee mug during the Pottery Extravaganza at Vanier Hall's Oak Room Sept. 7. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

by Hani Yassine
The Lance – Arts Editor

Every table in Vanier Hall’s Oak Room found itself occupied as one particular residence event carried an unexpectedly high turnout.

“I booked for fifty and was worried that we wouldn’t have enough people. Now we may not have enough cups,” said Residence Life team lead Lynn Charron.

It didn’t take long for the room to be at capacity as many students attended the Pottery Extravaganza Sept. 7. Part of the Residence Life event itinerary, those who arrived were each treated to a plastic paint board, a few brushes and most importantly one clear white coffee mug for them to make any decorations they see fit.

Practically an arts and crafts session, it was enough to draw in first year music student Noah Renaud, who attended the event with a group of friends to simply have an enjoyable time.

“It sounds pretty cool, I like doing art, so that’s why I came,” Renaud said.

The mugs and paints were resources courtesy of Masterpieces by Me, a local ceramic painting and clay studio found on Walker Road. Professional artists and assistants from the studio were present for they helped students in picking out whatever colours they needed for their personalized aesthetic. Once students finished up with their designs, the mugs had to be returned to the studio in order to make the needed final touches.

“They’re going to take it off, put it through the kiln and then bring them back for the res students to take home,” said res events coordinator Charlotte Zettel.

Gulnar Raja from Masterpieces by Me helps a student pick out a paint colour during the Pottery Extravaganza Sept. 7. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

Gulnar Raja from Masterpieces by Me helps a student pick out a paint colour during the Pottery Extravaganza Sept. 7.
[Photo by // Hani Yassine]

Several students gather around a single table to personalize their coffee mugs during the Pottery Extravaganza Sept. 7. [Photo by // Hani Yassine]

Several students gather around a single table to personalize their coffee mugs during the Pottery Extravaganza Sept. 7.
[Photo by // Hani Yassine]

[Photo by // Hani Yassine]

[Photo by // Hani Yassine]

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