Wednesday, 8 June 2011
The Fabulous Baker Boy
It was a Baker day today. For my readers outside the United Kingdom this is an extra holiday when kids are out of school so that their teachers can have a study day. I'd planned to take Abi and Louis out together for the day but Louis decided that first of all, he wanted some 'mummy time' alone. Aw!
The exhibition there at the moment is by a guy called John Maltby who is an incredible ceramicist. He doesn't seem to have his own website but just type his name into Google Images to see his work. The gallery provided craft materials and clay and invited them to produce a creature inspired by a piece in the exhibition. I encouraged Louis to find something that took his fancy and he procued his own tiger and warrior model based on one of the exhibits. It really caught the imagination of a child who isn't normally fired up to produce arty works!