Young potters put on capital show
WORK by two pottery students at Macclesfield College has been selected to appear at an exhibition in London.
Deirdre Montgomery and Jane Beaumont, who are studying on a part-time course for adults in pottery at the college, will see their pieces go on display as part of the ‘Inspried by...’ exhibition, a competition run in collaboration the Victoria and Albert museum to showcase works inspired by the museum’s collections.
Deirdre’s work was inspired by V&A exhibits depicting the story of Apollo and Daphne from ancient Greek mythology, while Jane took inspiration from the work of Chilean sculptor Fernando Casasempere. Entries are judged by curators from the V&A with prizes awarded in various categories.
Heidi Gibbs, college lecturer, said: “I’m really proud of all the students who entered the competition as their standard of work was exceptionally high. I encourage anyone who is visiting London to call into the Morley Gallery to enjoy the exhibition and I wish Deirdre and Jane good luck at the prize-giving ceremony.”
The students’ work with be on display at the Morley Gallery on Westminster Bridge Road, London until June 17.
●● Jane’s beautiful creation was inspired by Fernando Casasempere.
●● Deirdre’s stunning piece was inspired by the story of Apollo and Daphne.