Did you go to school in Bristol during the 60s or 70s? And if so, did you study art? Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is 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. 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 primary schools. It was provided by the Schools Art Service, based at Bower Ashton.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is interested 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.
Your memories of the collection may end up in the exhibition interpretation, through quotes or short recorded interviews.