Ruthin Craft Centre
The Centre for the Applied Arts


Studio 5

The Forest of Pattern (School project)

January – March 2016

Throughout the autumn season we invited local primary schools in Denbighshire to work alongside Artist Eleri Jones and Ceramicist Susan O’Byrne, to explore the idea of Decoration and pattern within Craft inspired by our previous shows ‘W is for Wallpaper’ and ‘Five sisters and a Family tree.’

The 8 schools involved were – Ysgol y Borthyn, Ysgol Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Ysgol Bro Elwern, Ysgol Bro Famau, Ysgol Pen Barras, Ysgol Carreg Emlyn, Ysgol Betws Gwerfil Goch and Ysgol Rhos Street. Over the course of three weeks the school children designed and created their own wallpaper and animal porcelain portrait sculptures.

These works will be on display in our winter forest of ‘Pattern.’