Horsing Around with Manure

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

Some people in Wausau were playing with manure Saturday. Actually, they were using it to make art.

It was part of the ceramics class at the Center for Visual Arts. The class learned how to make pottery from scratch using a southwestern Native American technique.

"You might come in here and see it in the shop or you might go to an art show and see something in someone's booth there and you wonder how it's made, and so it's fun to see how it's done and try it out," said Mary Riedel, Center for Visual Arts.

The manure, or horse manure, to be more specific, enters the process during the firing stage. It's used to smother the flames to reduce the heat.

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