Year 5 have been learning about our local history. They have been looking at two particular local artists who use Stoke-on-Trent and its bottle kilns in their work. These artists are Sid Kirkham and Michael Pritchard. Sid Kirkham painted grey, smoky industrial scenes, while Michael Pritchard uses different techniques of sampling, mixing and montage to create colourful bottle kiln pieces of art.
Year 5 have taken inspiration from these two artists to create their own sketches of a smoky Stoke-on-Trent, and colourful collages of bottle kilns.