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FINE ARTS STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Pottery gifts for all

Posted: December 22, 2013 - 10:39pm
Jennifer Stockinger/Brainerd High School senior Emily Peabody worked on one of her pottery pieces in class.
Jennifer Stockinger/Brainerd High School senior Emily Peabody worked on one of her pottery pieces in class.

Grade: Senior.

Age: 18.

Art focus: Brainerd High School (BHS) pottery.

Adviser nomination: “Emily is the art student of the week. Playfully she has been given the title “Queen Potter.” As a senior she decided to take an art class and she chose pottery. To her surprise, she turned out to be a natural and loves the medium of clay, especially throwing on the wheel.”

Artist most admired: Vincent van Gogh.

Memorable fine arts achievement: “Being able to fit pottery in my schedule.”

Other fine art activities: Wind Symphony.

Why pottery: “I had all the (fine arts) credits I needed through music, but I missed taking something where I can make an art piece to show people. I like art, but never had the time for it.”

What do you like about pottery: “That it is hard and nothing you can make is perfect and that is OK because it will still be beautiful.”

What are you currently working on: “A Christmas present for my uncle. It is a mug. He wants a red one. I am making pottery for everyone. I am making at least a dozen gifts and I am crossing my fingers that I get it all done before Christmas.

Hardest thing to learn: “Just to accept that you will have bad days. I’m a perfectionist. I’m the oldest child and you’re not always going to get your way. I still get frustrated, but it’s OK.”

Favorite TV show: “Doctor Who.”

Favorite author: Jodi Picoult.

Favorite subject: Biology.

Favorite band: One Direction.

Favorite holiday movie: “Christmas Vacation.”

What do you want for Christmas: “A nice North Face jacket.”

One thing you could not live without for the holidays: Family.

Christmas tradition: “Going to church at night, then dinner and then presents.”

Other activities/clubs: Volleyball, softball, Student Council.

Parents: Tim and Eunice Peabody of Nisswa.

— Compiled by Jennifer Stockinger, Staff Writer. Follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennewsgirl.