Art students deck the halls of Rifle High School |

Art students deck the halls of Rifle High School

Theresa Hamilton
Special to the Post Independent

It’s taken an entire semester, but for the holiday season, the advanced pottery class at Rifle High School is decking the halls – not with bows of holly and mistletoe, but with mosaic tile.

Leslie Keery’s 10 advanced pottery students have transformed the stark gray barrier that serves as a divider between the ramp and the stairs at the entrance of Rifle High School into a sparkling display of local attractions in mosaic tile, with a reminder that you are now entering “the Home of the Rifle Bears.”

“I’m told that the administration has wanted to see a project like this for a long time,” explained Keery, a first-year teacher at RHS.

“But no one really wanted to tackle it. I posed it as an option to my class and they thought it was a great idea.”

Each student in the advanced pottery class came up with an idea for the 100-square-foot project. The class modified the 10 ideas into three projects and presented them to the entire student body at Rifle High School for a vote.

One design won hands down, and now it’s on display. Stop by and take a look.

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