Sandy Kowalczyk

Sandy Kowalczyk

Tamil Nadu

Burnt orange earthen clay pots

fashioned by hand

on the spinning potter’s wheel

balanced on the head

and in the brown arms

of an indigo sari draped woman

carrying water from the pump

down the terra cotta dusty road

to her home roofed in thatch.

constructed from bricks

formed in molds by hand

from the sun baked earth.



Sandy is a reading specialist at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie. 

Go to Sandy’s lesson plans (Middle level +)

– Kolam: A Living Art of South Asia
– Shadow Puppetry in South India