On Tuesday, our Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to extend their creativity in a glass workshop led by artist Sarah Sillibourne. Having studied the amazing artworks created by Mark Hearld, his wonderful collaged, nature-inspired landscapes and his decorative, colourful birds, Year 6 flew into artistic action.
With a myriad of glass pieces of all shapes and sizes, they were spoilt for choice when considering beaks and plumage. Constructing their own beautiful birds was a delight and the children embraced arranging tail feathers, texture and marble-like eyes with enthusiasm. Adding the final touches of stringers (very thin tubes of glass) and frit (tiny glass sprinkles) to add extra detail and pattern, their fine feathered artworks were complete. As we speak, they are being fired in a kiln, heated to extreme temperatures to fuse the glass and capture their brilliance forever. Year 6’s fine feathers will be revealed at their Leavers’ Exhibition and they should all be as proud as peacocks!