On Thursday, November 9, Ellis clay students in grades 10–12 participated in a much-anticipated Upper School tradition, Raku, the annual clay firing celebration at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. For the last 30 years, Ellis students have gathered under the stars to glaze and fire their handmade pieces in the Raku kiln. Illuminated and warmed by the blaze of the fire, Ellis girls bond at this beloved celebration of clay and fire that is known for producing unpredictable results.
The Ellis School is excited to announce its participation in Pittsburgh’s annual Handmade Arcade on Saturday, December 2 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Ellis students and Visual Arts faculty members will run a family-drop in activity station in the Hands-on Handmade area to from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.