The Art Department at Ellesmere College is currently hosting a local professional artist who is helping to grow pupils' awareness of the working life of an artist.
Having recently graduated from Staffordshire University with a BA(Hons) Fine Art degree, Amy Owen, from across the border in Flintshire, is currently spending two weeks at Ellesmere College continuing her art practice. Amy commented 'I am an object maker using domestic items such as cutlery and furniture to make work on the subject of memory, nostalgia and my childhood in rural Wales.'
Siobhan Phillips, Head of Art at Ellesmere College added 'the idea behind having Amy resident in the department is to grow our pupils' awareness as to the nature of the work performed by a professional artist. By the middle of her first week, Amy has already stimulatedmuch discussion amongst the pupils as to the interpretation of her work with an array of materials and as to the processes she uses to create each piece of work. I am planning for Amy's presence to be the first of many future visits by local artists'
15th June 2006 Back to News