Battling hunger with clay: New PSU art teacher coordinates bowl-throwing party for Artists Against Hunger

A faculty member in her first year at Pittsburg State University is combating hunger in her community by combining her passions for ceramics and philanthropy.

Mayumi Kiefer, assistant instructional professor of art at PSU, put on a bowl-throwing party on recently with groups of local artists of all skill levels, who spent the day crafting clay bowls for the Artists Against Hunger event slated in January. Kiefer began making pottery in 2005 and started teaching her first semester at PSU earlier this year.