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ALL WORK AND LOTS OF CLAY FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN

Published: May 15, 2017

Cornwall College St Austell Schools

Greek mythology has provided the inspiration for a ceramic workshop for young people in Cornwall.

School children from Bishop Bronscombe School had been learning about the story of the ‘Minotaur and Theseus’ and were asked to come up with their own stories.

They headed to a ceramic workshop at Cornwall College St Austell’s Art & Design department to bring their creations to life.

Ceramic lecturer Karl Owen taught the students how to make pots in a Greek style and also showed them how to make four tiles so they could illustrate their stories further.

Karl said it had been “wonderful working with such enthusiastic groups of children”.

“They have created a very large amount of work in a small space of time and they were very attentive and worked extremely hard.

“The children responded very well to the materials and really enjoyed the opportunity to play with clay. They also started to spontaneously sing at one point, which added an extra element of fun and creativity to the sessions!”

More than 90 children were taught over three sessions and each child produced a pinch pot and four tiles, which means they made over 450 ceramic pieces.

Ollie Deadman who is a teacher at Bishop Bronscombe said it was “an amazing experience”.

“With the help of Karl, the children created some of their best work. We are very grateful and are looking forward to creating stronger links with the college in the future”.

For more information on the range of Art & Design courses available across The Cornwall College Group call 0845 22 32 567.

 

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