a celebration of the whole community of the school
The ceramic meadow at St Lawrence school was a celebration of the whole community of the school and its connection with the local area.
I wanted the community of the school to create a calm, peaceful space – different from the vibrant, busy classrooms and corridors of the school. I wanted to embrace being outside, and give the kids a sense of influence over this environment.
kate mcminnies ceramics
Hand thrown, twisted and carved these pieces investigate the effects of perspective; you cannot see the whole piece in one glance. The angle, height and position affects the shapes, lines, and ultimately form you see. Change your perspective and you see different contours, lines and connections.
Even these seemingly ‘simple’ forms have many versions as the perspective changes.
The forms themselves are inspired by the South Downs where I live and walk everyday. The throwing marks and carved lines in the pieces are inspired by the chalk paths, tracks and furrows that guide you across the landscape.