Autistic Students use my Ceramics as inspiration for their project
I was delighted to be contacted by a teacher of Billing Brook School in Northampton a few months ago, who wanted to ask if I’d mind her students using my work as inspiration for a project they were going to be doing.
It was a special school for autistic children aged 13-18, who were looking to take part in a hands-on project. Although their capability to form objects was quite low, they still had very strong enthusiasm for what they were going to achieve.
When the teacher found out about my latest exhibition she decided to take some of the students to the gallery to get a more hands on feel for my work. She recently sent me these photos of their display board in the school… this one is a bit blurry but you can see my name and thumbnail images of my work!
The students used air drying clay and enjoyed producing some simple but effective work, I am very proud and impressed with their efforts. They collected leaves and organic objects to create impressions and textures in the clay, to generate a similar natural look to my work.