Developing craft skills through working with a studio jeweller

Created by Chris Gozzard

What did the school want to achieve?

Students transfer in this area from key stage three to key stage four after SATs. Students arriving at the school have little or no 3D experience. This assignment was designed to develop 3D skills using a vocational approach to Art, Craft and Design. In any rural community there are many successful craftspeople making a living producing contemporary outcomes inspired by their surroundings. The department wished to look outside the classroom to highlight the vocational potential of a range of creative and commercial skills. Staff therefore decided to introduce transition students to craft knowledge and skills development by working on a vocational assignment with a studio jeweller who sells her work all over the country.

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