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Henry Moore, star of The Great Pottery Throw Down, visits Sybil Andrews Academy to teach ceramics




Students at a secondary school have been working on their ceramic skills after a young potter who starred in a TV competition visited.

Henry Moore, of Bury St Edmunds, went into Sybil Andrews Academy on Monday to lead a special workshop for Year 10 students.

Henry, who appeared on Channel 4 show The Great Pottery Throw Down earlier this year, said he was delighted with how the students grasped the techniques involved.

Sybil Andrews Academy students had a visit from potter Henry Moore earlier this week. Picture: Gooderham PR.
Sybil Andrews Academy students had a visit from potter Henry Moore earlier this week. Picture: Gooderham PR.

“I enjoy teaching ceramics in schools and I was delighted to be invited to Sybil Andrews Academy," he said.

“I taught the students how to make a cylinder and dome and then they had the chance to design them individually.

“They all really impressed me with how engaged they got with the project and how much they enjoyed it.”

Great Pottery Throw Down contestant Henry Moore is also planning to set up a community creative hub in or just outside Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Mark Westley.
Great Pottery Throw Down contestant Henry Moore is also planning to set up a community creative hub in or just outside Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Mark Westley.

Elizabeth Pearson, art teacher, said: “We were delighted to welcome Henry into the school and we would like to thank him for giving up his time.

“It was a great experience for our students who were able to use his expert advice to create some fantastic pieces.”

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