Five Questions with Regina Leedy

Joey Flores, News Editor

Four-year ceramics student Regina Leedy, 12, has fallen in love with sculpting and the creativity that comes along with it.


Q1: Why did you choose to stay in the class for four years?

A1: Well really, it was like, you know how there’s some teachers that you don’t really like and there’s some that you really love that will sit there and talk to you and help you through things? Well she [Vivian Durkee] is that teacher for me. I love staying in the class, and I’ve even helped her come up with projects in the past, so it’s fun.


Q2: What inspired you to take the class in the first place?

A2: At first it was just the way my counselor explained it. He was just kind of listing a bunch of classes that were available to take, and I decided on ceramics. It’s a good thing I chose that because I ended up really, really loving it. I don’t regret choosing it at all.


Q3: Your class is working on a teapot project. Why did you decide to make an elephant teapot?

A3: It was just because one day I was just playing around with clay, I hadn’t sketched anything out like you’re supposed to, so I was just kind of like, ‘Well…there’s one leg, Oh look, there’s another leg.’ you know, so I just went along with it.


Q4: Do you like to sculpt in your free time?

A4: I would definitely like to, but I’m all around an artistic person, so I don’t just limit myself to one art. Like last year, I was the art director for the spring play: Starmites, so the comical backdrops were all me, and the designs and stuff were all my team and I.


Q5: Would you pursue a future in ceramics?

A5: If I could find someone to pay me or anything like that, I definitely would. The only thing is that, as much as I love it, ceramics isn’t really practical. I would pursue a career in interior design or architecture, but I think a ceramics career would be a little hard [to achieve]. As much as I love sculpting, it’s one of the many arts that is hard to work for.