John Beasley is the artist. He creates incredible ceramic tiles for Medicine Bluff Studio that you should check out! Here's the link: http://www.medicinebluffstudio.com/ I've created a number of tile ceramics projects with my students - I'd like to use Mr. Beasley's to inspire another!
Each student could sculpt a clay tile featuring their favorite animal, or some other aspect about their personality. Would be a nice project for seniors if the tiles could be installed somewhere in the school, allowing the students to leave behind a piece of who they are.