Carter Pasma’s first assignment in his high school pottery class was to throw a seven-inch cylinder. He was surprised by how much he enjoyed it. His future became clear as he watched the cylinder take shape from a simple lump of clay.
“I decided then I wanted to devote my life to ceramics,” Pasma said.
Pasma skipped other classes to be in the studio. His pottery teacher, Lou Ferreri, recognized his talent and passion and introduced Pasma to UW-Stout’s Studio Art’s ceramics concentration.
Pasma was drawn to the Studio Art program’s hands-on approach, as he learned better by doing. Enrolling at UW-Stout, another tile was laid on his path to a life in ceramics.