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News > Celebration in Ceramics!

The whole College has been involved this term in a very special project to mark the 150th Anniversary of New College Worcester, which takes place in 2016.

As part of the anniversary celebrations, the College welcomed professional potter Jon Williams from Eastnor Pottery. Jon worked alongside the Head of Art to develop the concept of a ceramic tile mural, a project that many could contribute to and that would form a lasting commemorative display for the 150th year. Students researched the history of the College and reflected on what the College means to them today. Jon visited for a day to run a special workshop and each student designed and produced from clay a tile in the shape of an apple or leaf, along the theme of ‘What NCW means to you’. Some sixth formers contributed the pieces of ‘bark’ for the trunk of the tree. The students used all the techniques they have learnt in ceramics classes to produce a fabulous array of tiles, which were taken by Jon to be fired and collated to make the final piece.

Clay tiles to be fired

The result is stunning and the ceramic mural now forms a poignant permanent display on the wall of the recently refurbished study area in the Learning Resource Centre. Students, staff and visitors to the College will enjoy it for many years to come. Our thanks go to Jon Williams from Eastnor Pottery and congratulations to the Art Department and all the students involved.

Ceramic Tree