Young pot­ters put on cap­i­tal show

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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.

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