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By Michael Penn
CCC Journalism Program

BLACKWOOD – Camden County College invited students to be creative at its holiday ceramic workshop Nov. 24.

Students prepare for the holiday ceramic workshop. By Michael Penn, CCC Journalism Program

Students prepare for the holiday ceramic workshop. By Michael Penn, CCC Journalism Program

The workshop, which was free for CCC students, took place 2 to 5 p.m. in the ceramic studio in Room 012 in Lincoln Hall on the Blackwood campus. The clay was oven safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and lead free and participants needed no prior experience to turn it into holiday gifts. The workshop showed participants how to work with stoneware and porcelain and gave them the chance to have fun at the same time.

“I started ceramics as a high school student 25 years ago in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I enjoyed many things about ceramics but I liked the way you could express yourself and the functional things you could make from ceramics,” said Eric Rempe, who ran the workshop. “It is a great event and the students seem to enjoy it.”

Rempe is not the only person at Camden County College who likes attending the workshop and seeing others enjoy themselves at it.

“I like the workshop because it exposes the students at Camden County College to the arts and how to express yourself through the arts. It also gives the students a chance to be creative,” said Renee Pollard, secretary to the assistant dean for student development and support. “Thus far, it seems as if the students really enjoy it.”

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