In late March, sophomore Keren Eisenberg earned an Orton Foundation Cash Award in the 26th Annual National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition, held by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Her work, titled “45 Minutes North,” is a vase she created following the practices of 16th-century China, with a glaze and underglaze inspired by her family day trips to San Francisco. The award was issued by the Ohio-based Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation, a ceramics engineering company dating back to 1896. Eisenberg’s piece was one of 151 chosen for the exhibition, from more than 1,300 submissions.