Freshman pg 12 3-9-17

Jaimie Lohman, left, and teacher David Sullivan
Freshman's work chosen 
for exhibition
PUTNAM — Killingly High School freshman Jaimie Lohman has been chosen for the annual juried national exhibition of student ceramics sponsored by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). 
 Lohman’s work, titled “A Rhino’s Smile,” was chosen from more than 1,400 entries for this year’s exhibition, over 1,200 of which were submitted by students in grades 9-12. 
Lohman, 14, who has been taking classes at Sawmill Pottery in Putnam for the last four years, was encouraged by her teacher David Sullivan to enter her work in the exhibition. 
She was surprised that her piece was accepted. “I honestly did not expect to make it this far,” she said. “I am so thankful to be included in this contest.” 
Lohman attends a class for teens at Sawmill Pottery every Wednesday. “Pottery, and art in general, has taken a major role in my life,” she said. 
While on display in Portland, Lohman’s art will be seen by thousands of visitors from all over the world, many of whom will be in Portland for the NCECA conference. The exhibition will also be promoted through a catalog, poster and website, in which all the chosen work will be featured. 
 Only 150 entries were chosen for the exhibition. 
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