River students have been working in the ceramics center in art class during the past few weeks. Students learned to make pinch pots and connect two of them by scoring and adding slip. The hollow ball that they created using this process was then transformed into a pumpkin by adding a stem and creating a scoring pattern to represent the sections of a pumpkin. Some children turned their pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern. After their work was fired in the kiln, they painted their pumpkins using acrylic paint.