Year 10 ceramic workshops with artist, Rachelle Corker

Year 10 art students had some exciting lessons this term, when a local ceramic artist, Rachelle Corker, visited the school to hold a series of workshops with them. It was a great opportunity for the students to experiment with clay and glazes, as well as to create some 3D work for their portfolios. 

Students created their own ceramic tiles in response to Rachelle’s work – pinching, tearing, and modelling abstract shapes and forms directly onto the tile to mimic the natural shapes/textures found in plants, sea creatures, corals and geological formations. Once fired, the tiles were decorated using natural-looking glazes and oxides to bring the tiles to life.

Click on the images below for a closer look!

All photography by Francesca Bunten (Art Technician)

Black Swan Arts Young Open 2018

Now in its fifth year, the Black Swan Arts Young Open has become the most successful and prestigious art competition for young people between the ages of 8 and 19 years old in the South West, attracting hundreds of entries from individuals, schools and youth groups.

St Laurence School has entered a great selection of work from our talented students; ranging from photography, drawing, painting, print, collage, film, to 3D and installation. The selections will be made by the judges next week, with the winners notified in March. If work is selected, it will be exhibited to the public at Black Swan Arts gallery in Frome. Good luck to all our students!

Click on the images for a closer look at the entries.