We are offering elders the opportunity to work with an experienced ceramicist and a film animator. This is enabling participants to create individual pieces of pottery as well as working with clay to express ideas and stories through the form of stop motion animation.
The idea and vision for this artistic development came from various discussions between service users, staff and the two identified artists, all expressing a desire to extend their skills and continue to experiment and develop, bringing more depth to the ceramic project.
Developing these ideas alongside a photographer/animator is changing the current projects direction and enabling the Reflections project to evolve. Introducing the service users to a new art form, extending their artistic skills is enhancing the project by capturing new ideas, thoughts and stories along the way.
The Project is being led by Jane Hufton on Tuesdays and Wednesdays over one year with support from Richard Broderick who is responsible for developing the animation. Jane has worked with staff and service users at the Centre over the past two years producing one off; personal items in ceramic, where they were involved from start to finish. Richard has previously worked with service users making clay self images. Both artists have developed an excellent working relationship with both staff and service users at the Centre. These relationships are a vital foundation to the Reflections art project and circumnavigated the need for artists to spend time building up the same level of relationship.