March 2, 2013
Year 11 Art students at Dawlish Community College enjoyed a brilliant day with Exeter-based ceramic artist Lauren Keeley on Saturday 9th February.
Funded by The Helen Foundation, the day-long workshop took the 15-16 year olds on a journey through the skills of the ceramicist from simple tiles to more complex built objects and the results at the end of the day were stunning.
Assisted by their art teachers Emily Parr and Jackie Jones, the students worked hard all day and had a thoroughly satisfying experience. By the end of a very hard-working day, each student had completed a piece to go later for firing.
“It’s truly remarkable what talented and focused young people can achieve in a single day when led by someone as inspirational as Lauren. The day started with balls of clay and ended with some beautiful art-work. We are so impressed,” says Helen Foundation Trustee
Laurel wrote afterwards to say :
“We had a remarkable day and I can’t thank the charity enough for giving me the chance to be part of a day’s workshop with such a great group of students. The opportunity for both them and me provided by the Helen Foundation, was special indeed. I would have dearly have loved a potter to have come in to my school, when I was that age! The staff working with me were also wonderful.”
Pictured is Year 11 Amelia with her pot. Student Bethany said to THF, “Thank you for providing us with the opportunity – it was great fun!”