Palo Alto High School will be having their annual Fiery Arts Winter Glass Sale on Friday Dec. 5th from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 6 from 11:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The event will be held inside the Tower Building, 50 Embarcadero Road, and prices of the pieces will range from $5 to $200.
The sale a Paly tradition where students participate to help fundraise for the ceramics class equipment. Students that participate in the Paly ceramics class are given the opportunity to display and ultimately sell their pieces and projects they have worked on over the year. Students that sell personal pieces get to keep 100 percent of the proceeds, whereas pieces sold from Paly go towards keeping the fiery arts program running all year.
Steve Ferrera, the fiery arts teacher and a former student glassblower at San Jose State, has been teaching at Paly for the last three years teaching students the art of glassblowing and ceramics.
“I enjoy glassblowing and clay building because it is very meditative,” Ferrera said.
Fiery arts student Jeremy Revlock hopes to help the glassblowing class achieve their financial goal.
“Well, seeing as we are all the art program has as financial aid, I’d like to reach our goal by reaching whatever we need to reach to help keep the program going,” Revlock said. “It usually takes 45 minutes to an hour to blow a vase, the set up can take between two minutes or up to five hours depending on the type of setup it needs.”
Students like Jeremy Revlock use this as an opportunity to showcase their hard work that they have put an enormous amount of time into throughout the year and help fund the flourishing program, as this is one of four glassblowing classes in the nation.