Thursday, May 22, 2014

Reclaiming the Conversation on Education: Janine Sopp

"I saw a very two tiered system within one school which did not serve the entire school....I was very disturbed by that because my daughter (part of a gifted program) when she leaves the school, she is going to join the rest of the universe and if she only separated and only taught with a certain elitist identity, how is she then going to fit in with the rest of humanity?"
Ceramic artist Janine Sopp creates one-of-a-kind pieces and collections in her studio in Brooklyn, NY. She spent the first seven years of her career designing clothing and textiles. With this rich and varied experience, she traveled across Europe and Morocco, where she uncovered her deeper artistic desire of molding clay. The artist favors clay because it is a responsive medium that indulges her passion for texture and colour. She is also an activist and fights for fairness and equity in education.

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