Ceramics: Masterclass Held for Prep School Pupils
Senior School ceramics teacher Rachael Armitage and Sixth Form student Emma Butler-Way have been visiting the Prep School on Tuesdays to offer Ceramic Masterclasses to a group of Year 8 students.
Working in tradional ways, with terracotta clay, the students are learning how to make a hand-held sculpture based on natural forms.
The organic, pod-like forms have been carefully crafted in two pinched halves and will eventually be smoke fired outside in a sawdust kiln overlooking the beach, using seaweed and leaves to create a textured, burnt surface.
Year 7 have produced some exquisite hand made tiles, pressed with leaves and seeds and fired with oxide glazes, and Year 6 are currently working on clay masks with Ms Armitage.
We look forward to seeing the dramatic results very soon.
Watch this space!
Prep School Head of Art and Design