Bristolians! Did you study art at school in the 60s or 70s?

January 30 2017

Bristol Museum are searching for local people who went to school in Bristol during the 60s or 70s, and in particular, those who studied art.

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Bristol Museum are searching for local people who went to school in Bristol during the 60s or 70s, and in particular, those who studied art. 

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery are planning a special exhibition based around the pottery collection that was lent out to local schools during the 60s and 70s. 

The collection featured ground-breaking pieces from some of the leading potters of the time, including curious shapes by Hans Coper and Lucy Rie as well as enormous thrown vases and jars by Janet Leach and others. The collection was rich in texture and animal decoration. 

The collection was used in secondary schools, particularly by students studying ‘O’ and ‘A’ level pottery, as well as in primary schools. It was provided by the Schools Art Service, based at Bower Ashton. 

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery wants to hear from anyone who has memories of the pots and of making pottery in Bristol schools during this time, including anyone who remembers teaching using the pottery loan service.

 Memories of the collection from Bishopston, Cotham and Redland residents may end up in the exhibition interpretation, through quotes or short recorded interviews.

Contact bristolmuseums@bristol.org.uk if you have any information that could help Bristol Museum and Art Gallery with this exciting new project.