Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Key to the Future
I had the pleasure of working in Teddington School recently to help students realise their designs for a large hanging sculpture.
This new school replaced an old one from which they kept all the keys and always had it in mind to use them in a sculpture. The main frame is laser cut (magic) based on one students idea for the main form. I helped them with joining techniques. They have fantastic facilities but I'd forgotten what a hectic day a school day is, so the actual making time they had was tight - and we had to finish it in one day - and the hottest day of the year so far!
We had done alot of planning and collecting likely components, but the really exciting thing was starting the day when the sculpture didn't exist, and ending it with an impressive creation. I'm really looking forward to seeing it fully assembled and installed.
So a huge well done to all the year 7 and 9 students who took part.