Lucy Burscough

Fresh Made Trade

In Gallery/Museum Projects, Outdoor projects, School Projects on 27/11/2014 at 10:19

Remember ‘Digging for On Site Art Materials and Processing Whitworth Art Gallery Clay ‘ ?

‘Fresh Made Trade’ was a project that saw pupils from Manchester Academy experience developing a unique series of products to be sold in the Whitworth Art Gallery shop when it reopens after it’s refurbishment. The young people undertook market research,  retailer liaison, and investigated marketing strategies, and then, using the very clay that was dug during the ground-works that have been taking place on site, the product development, design and manufacture of beautiful ceramic buttons, badges and coasters. The buttons were inspired by buttons in the Gallery of Costume collections, alongside the natural forms sketched in Whitworth Park and my willow sculpture Genesis Reborn. The finished results were fantastic and without doubt will sell like hotcakes when they go on sale in the new Whitworth Art Gallry shop! And if that wasn’t reward enough, the project will go towards the Academy’s bid to gain Bronze Arts Mark status. Good work folks!

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  1. […] Fresh Made Trade? When I worked with The Whitworth Gallery and pupils from Manchester Academy on a business […]

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