A series of classroom shots. Our school, Trumbull High School, in Trumbull, CT, underwent a "like-new" remodel back in 2009. Thankfully, the Ceramics facilities were set up with space and equipment that supports ~130 daily wheel-throwing students. Due to popular demand, in 2024, THS hired an additional ceramics teacher. I now teach four or five classes daily while my counterpart teaches one or two classes per day...depending on our block schedule's everchanging sequence. A mix of grades and academic levels populate each Ceramics class. Grades range from 10-12th graders. Our course offerings are: Beginning Ceramics, Intermediate Ceramics and Advanced Ceramics . When I began teaching at THS, in 2004, the Ceramics program centered around sculpture. As student interest in the wheel swelled...we gradually focused the curriculum around wheel-thrown vessels. Now, I make and create my pottery as a potter-in-the-classroom and couldn't be more thankful for the opportunity to share my love for the wheel and everything that surrounds the craft with high school kids who develop an appreciation for the wheel-skills they develop, the overlap of knowledge they discover among science, technology and mathematics....basically any subject area can inform their ceramics experience. Students leave the THS "Mudroom" with an ability to throw, a developed aesthetic eye for pots and an appreciation for our special process. Creative problem solving is emphasized throughout their experience and I believe that, as a direct result of their time behind the wheel, there is a positive impact on students as they step into the next stages of their lives.