Emma Helps in "Firing Up" - The Craft Council
Firing Up is the Crafts Council’s national programme highlighting clay and ceramics. Now entering its second year, the initiative has been development by the Crafts Council through a steering committee of representatives from NALN, NSEAD, University of the Arts (London), Clayground Collective and Ofsted. The core elements have been designed to:
- 1. Raise awareness of the importance of clay in our everyday lives and in world cultures;
- 2. Support schools in using this medium creatively and confidently, and in optimising its educational value for students and creating sustainable local links;
- 3. Showcase and exhibit the work of young people; and
- 4. Demonstrate the links between clay-work and the wider creative industry sector showing that working in ceramics is a viable career choice.
As part of Emma's contribution to Firing Up she was able to inspire pupils at a local school with hands on experience of working with ceramics.