200 students submitted to the SW Washington art show; only twelve went to the state competition. Leila Stutesman was among them. She has two pottery pieces; required by the show she puts them up for sale, Taking pride in them she comments that “she’s greedy about her pots” because she would rather keep them than sell them.
Leila started pottery her sophomore year and couldn’t get enough and has taken six other pottery classes since. She plans to continue at Clark next year; although, making a career out of pottery is not Leila’s idea of a future job. She does it for fun and her enjoyment of the beautiful pieces she creates. “It makes me feel like I can express myself fully through pottery.”
Not only is she passionate about pottery but also bowling and softball thanks to her father; Ron Stutesman, who has been her mentor and coach ever since she was 7 years old playing T-ball for Evergreen Little League. Read more