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Students of Niles North High School – Visions of the Spirit of Skokie and Chicagoland


Fired Clay

These sculptural totems, made of fired clay (ceramic), were the class project of Niles North High School art teacher Michael Rush and his students. Each Student made one cube and decorated its surfaces with relief and incised designs. The cube were dried and fired and then highlighted with metallic oxide and refired. Each cube had a large hole through it’s center so that it could be threaded onto vertical PVC pipes creating the totem-like forms in the installation.