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Nooo!  Don’t smash the Fireclay tile!!

Who would smash Fireclay tile on purpose?!  The interns of Watsonville Wetland Stewards would!  The high school interns are part of an after-school science program for junior high students in the Watsonville area, which is near the Fireclay Aromas factory.  The interns train for five weeks to be a part of this program and also learn how to be mentors.  In April, the interns contributed in another way by smashing Fireclay tiles and making mosaics for stepping stones for the garden at the Wetlands Educational Resource Center.  Paul Burns, founder of Fireclay, donated the tiles.  Stained glass artists Cathy Gamble and Linda Bjornson and mosaic artist Sandee Adams also helped out.

  Interns Xianjia Huang and Pablo Robles with guidance from Sandee Adams of Aromas Hills Artisans.

Interns Xianjia Huang and Pablo Robles with guidance from Sandee Adams of Aromas Hills Artisans.

 


Per the article, they had fun looking through the "extra" tiles in Aromas at the Fireclay like the ones below.

Fireclay tiles at Aromas factory.
Fireclay tiles at the Aromas factory.


For the full Watsonville Wetland Stewards article go to:

http://www.watsonvillewetlandswatch.org/education_archive/wetland_stewards_events.htm

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