SCULPTURE SHAPES THE WORLD!
Year 3 have had so much fun in their 'pretty pots' workshop experimenting with glitter and snow effects!
We are going to create our own Field of the British Isles based on Gormley's work (consisting of approximately 35,000 individual terracotta figures). Here are some of our sketches and design ideas. This work reminds us that, in the words of Gormley, 'there is only one humanity'.
We have been learning about Wedgwood’s greatest legacy to the anti-slavery movement- the production of the slave cameo with the words “Am I not a man and a brother?”. The Wedgwood medallions became so popular amongst the supporters of the cause. Josiah provided the cameos free of charge to anyone who would help!
Take a look at our class sculpture! We were inspired by Antony Gormley's 'Breathing Room'.
In our history lessons, we have been learning all about Josiah Wedgwood, a master manufacturer from our locality, and his contribution to the building of the Trent and Mersey canal. This enabled a shift from horse and cart transportation to canal boats and in turn, allowed for Wedgwood pottery to be distributed on a global scale.
We can’t wait for ‘Pretty Pots’ to come into our classroom and carry out a ceramics workshop! We will be learning skills such as drybrushing, snow effects and the all important glitter!
We have been learning all about British sculptor Antony Gormley. Take a look at our artwork!