Art Department Welcomes Equipment Donation from Local Family
by Madeline Bergstrom
PUTNEY, Vt. – Bob and Enid Wainwright have made a substantial donation of ceramics equipment and supplies to the Fine Arts Department at Landmark College. The Wainwrights live in Dummerston, Vermont, and are the parents of a student who attended a Landmark College summer program in 2016.
During January Term, the LC Facilities crew moved all the new equipment into the ceramics studio, where this semester’s students are now making full use of it.
“I have created space for two new areas for students to work in off of the ceramics studio that will accommodate the new equipment,” said ceramics professor Christie Herbert. “The students are thrilled, as am I.”
The Wainwrights’ donations included a slab rolling machine (pictured), an extruder, an almost new kiln, a pottery wheel, and the glaze mixing supplies and equipment needed to create a glaze-mixing room, as well as numerous other tools and supplies.
The donation was timely, as it corresponds with the College’s increase in upper-level arts courses as part of its new bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts. “It truly expands our capabilities,” said Herbert, “and is in line with what we need to do as some students in the B.A. in Studio Arts begin to concentrate in ceramics. I wanted to let everyone know just how wonderful it is for our program to have been given these supplies.”