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Welcome to Chris Geeson Potter in residence

We would like to officially welcome our artist in residence Chris Geeson. Chris will be here working in the department for the duration of this year producing his own work and helping out with students work. Chris studied at De … Continue reading

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Feeling negative

Well at long last and after several technical hitches the darkroom is (nearly) up and running! With the unfaltering aid and enthusiasm of sixth form photographer Raffie Charles , we have converted the old unused physics dark room already helpfully fitted with a safe light … Continue reading

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Goodbye Starman

                    Like so many this week I was both shocked and greatly saddened to hear of the death of David Bowie. Cancer it seems is indiscriminate in its choice of  victims … Continue reading

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Christmas re-post

Apologies for anybody attempting to read the blog recently, due to a technical hitch some posts have been deleted and cannot be recovered, so I am re-posting our sixth form Christmas card for those who didn’t have the chance to see it … Continue reading

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Rocker makes top potter

Well there was me thinking making a wash basin was a pretty boring task to set on the ‘throw down’  this week, how wrong can you be! That’s  a tough ask making a hand built wash basin in a week, although it must help … Continue reading

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Ceramics on show

I have been inspired this morning to  blog about how much I enjoyed the ‘The Great British Pottery Throw Down’ last night. Pottery’s answer to the Great British Bake Off (which it has to be said, the lack of, has … Continue reading

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Goya or Auerbach?

There are some pretty terrific art shows on at the moment, and on a trip to London I had one day to choose two shows to go and see. My choices were very contrasting although both could be called portrait … Continue reading

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Beyond limits with year 7

This year the Art departments overriding theme for all lower school projects is ‘Inside/outside’. So, to get us started on some inspiration and visual ideas for the year 7 mural, all of the year visited Chatsworth House. Pupils had the opportunity to explore both inside the house and outside in the grounds. … Continue reading

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Student Exhibition

Welcome back to our Art blog after the Summer Break. We are getting off to a good start this year by being asked to exhibit in a student exhibition to be held at Nottingham Society of Artists. Check out the … Continue reading

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GCSE AS and A Level Art Show 2015

Many thanks again to all those who attended our end of year Art show earlier this week. It was lovely to see so may parents, colleague, friends and students not only from the current cohort but ex students who came … Continue reading

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