Radical Clay

Firing minds

Cockerels, fish, birds, coil pots and slab pots were chosen for schools with children in mind. Intriguing shapes, decoration and techniques were selected that might be explored in the classroom.

Teachers made their choice every term for their classroom or sometimes for a special display in a case in the school foyer.

‘The Schools Art Service was very special, it really helped children develop their talents and offered very special opportunities.’ Denny Long, RWA, Head of Art, Whitfield Upper School (1973-74).