Young sculptors exhibit in Mayfield

Jenna Gearing and her david attenborough sculpture
Jenna Gearing and her david attenborough sculpture

ST LEONARDS-MAYFIELD School celebrated another year of ceramics last week when it opened its doors to guests from across Sussex and Kent for its annual exhibition.

The variety of subject matter on display and the range of materials and techniques which had been employed by the students were diverse. This included slip casting, hand building, raku firing, coil building and slab building techniques.

The students exhibiting work included Jenna Gearing of Maresfield who produced work tackling the issue of homelessness using sculptors such as Rodin for inspiration. Jenna also produced a striking bust of Sir David Attenborough. Others focused on the chemistry behind the discipline. Natasha Boumediene of Mayfield developed a series of reticulating glazes which she applied to some elegant hand-made bottle forms.

Ceramics head Tim Rees said: “Senior students produced outstanding work this year thanks to their enthusiasm and ownership of their project work. The younger girls find a great deal of inspiration from the show and they are keen to follow in the footsteps of the older students.”