Ceramics studio to host date nights

Inspired by the scene in which Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore entwine their hands in spinning, wet clay in the movie "Ghost," ceramics students at Fort Hays State University will host a couple of unique date nights, and raise funds, too.

The ceramists are raising money for an upcoming trip to China for the International Ceramics Symposium and wanted to give people a new and creative way to have a night on the town in Hays by teaching couples how to throw on the pottery wheel.

From 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, and Friday, Oct. 3, in Rarick Hall, room 123, participants can meet the ceramists going on the trip and learn the fundamentals of throwing for a cost of $30. All pottery made on the date nights will be given to participants after it is glazed and fired by the ceramic students. Clay and tools are provided.

Linda Ganstrom, professor of art, will be available to help participants in throwing, along with ceramists Chris Pahls, Salina senior, John Hamilton, Goodland junior, and Brianne Fulton, Nevada, Mo., graduate student.

Dereama Allenbaugh from Salon Ten-O-Seven will also provide haircuts in the studio for donations that will go towards the China trip. Participants are not required to mold clay to get a haircut.

Reservations for the event are required due to the limited number pottery wheels and can be made by e-mailing Brianne Fulton at blfulton@scatcat.fhsu.edu.

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