Ceramic art display to mark environment day

Wednesday 14th June 2006 10:00 pm

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CHILDREN from Okehampton helped create a ceramic display to mark World Environment Day, last Monday week. The clay tiles, showing life-cycles in nature were made by children aged between eight and eleven, during Easter holiday activity days run by charity Westden. Children worked over the two days with artist Karen Hawkins to research, sketch and produce raised ceramic tiles showing a wide range of plants and animals in various life stages. The tiles were then fired, painted and made into three vibrant panels by Karen, sponsored to work with Westden by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. Westden director, Ann Kennedy, said: ?The finished tile mosaics are fantastically vibrant and imaginative, reflecting the fun and enthusiasm the children had for the subject and for the design and production of their tiles. ?We hope these days will continue to provide help for working parents during the holidays and a fun and creative experience for local children, while also spreading the word about ways we can all help look after the environment.? For more information about Westden?s work with communities in West Devon contact 0845 345 5077 or e-mail [email protected]">[email protected] Children and their families were invited by Westden to a special preview of their display at a unveiling ceremony in Coryton last Monday.