Monthly Archives: March 2017

Work of the week

Holme Grange Free Range Chicken by Beau Plumpton Y3

Our chickens were made from an upturned pinch pot.  Then we added a beak, comb, wings, tail and finally cut holes for the eyes. The chicken was dipped in a barium blue glaze with cobalt oxide and stoneware fired. We looked at the sculpture “Blue Cockerel” by Katharina Fritsch for inspiration.

Beau’s sculpture will be on display at the SATIPS National Art Exhibition at Cheltenham College Prep. The exhibition is open to the public from 24th April – 5th May and is well worth a visit. Well done, Beau, for having your work selected.


Design a Doodle

Calling all budding illustrators! National Book tokens have a competition to Design a National Book Token. The winning design will be made into a real National Book Token and there are lots of prizes to be won.  Come and pick up a template sheet from the Art department and fill it in with your design.  It has to have a ‘BOOKY’ theme. There are 3 different categories: up to 8 years, 9-12 years and 13-16 years old.  All entries must be handed back to the Art department before the end of term.  Don’t forget to put your details on the back of the form!

Further details can be found below or at

For inspiration take a look at the website where there is a gallery of designs from 35 top illustrators – here are some examples:

Lauren Ellen Anderson              Joe Berger                                               Benji Davies