Sponsored by The Rockwell Foundation, the "Coral Reefosaurus"
was designed and created by lead artist and Shady Side Academy
Art Teacher, Scott Aiken. Numerous ceramic fish, sea fans,
coral pieces and sea creatures were made out of clay, while
the Portuguese Man-of-War was created by Mr. Aiken at the
Center. High-fire, low-fire and raku glazes were all used,
as were stoneware, earthenware and porcelain clay bodies.
Assistant artist Dave Evans provided his expertise by designing
and air brushing the impressive coral reef background. Mr.
Aiken and Mr. Evans also worked together on the "Shady Sideosaurus"
earlier this Spring.