Arts Development


Casting the past workshop

Casting the Past

This exciting project was collaboration between Artlink, Ideal Standard, Taboo Youth Initiative and Isaac Newton School.

Casting the past - rolling the clayLed by artist Adele Howitt, the students researched their own backgrounds and family histories, added to this personal research, the students also explored the role manufacturing had played not only during the war, but also in its development of sanitary ware and the effects of these products on lifestyle. War veterans and local residents also were invited to talk to groups of the students and share their own experiences of the Greatfield locality through the last 70 years.

The students used this new knowledge about their heritage to develop a range of ceramic pieces, two large pieces of garden furniture and accompanied by a booklet inspired by the project.

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