Artwork leaves Mayfield school ‘home’ for the first time

Picture by James Clarke
Picture by James Clarke

Sculpture, ceramics and paintings by students at Mayfield School went on display at the Wing Gallery, Wadhurst – the first time artwork has been displayed away from school premises.

A beautiful Creative Connections exhibition was admired by past and present pupils, staff, old girls and families.

Ceramics teacher Yolanda McFadyean said: “At Mayfield girls are encouraged to think creatively across all subjects. Every girl has the chance to develop a solid grounding in a range of creative skills which gives her the confidence to establish her own individual style and personal response.”

In the Ceramics Department girls who are new to ceramics soon grow in confidence and ambition. They learn how to craft a piece and produce their own creations.

Likewise, the art department aims to enable girls to discover and express their creative impulses across a wide range of styles and media.

Among those whose work was on display at the gallery was Old Cornelian, Jenna Gearing. Jenna recently completed a commission for the Fleet Air Museum of Captain Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown, which was unveiled on her 21st birthday at the beginning of March.

Mrs McFadyean went on: “The exhibition at the Wing gallery enabled the Mayfield School Ceramics and Art departments to be fully appreciated by the general public with the work on display, for sale.

“The creative talents of the girls through the generations can be seen as an added advantage to their other qualifications to accompany them through their various careers. Several of our pupils have successfully made a career out of their creative talents.”