Metal and stone
Experienced craftspeople are teaching students the skills of stone carving, print making and metal working so that a new generation can learn these traditional techniques. The results are amazing!
Each school year, eight Year 11 students who would particularly benefit from a more vocational and hands-on style of learning enrol on the course. They are released for one day per week from Nidderdale High School & Community College where most are completing an ASDAN course.
They are instructed by local craftspeople under the supervision of staff at Number 6 Studio Gallery in Pateley Bridge.
Joe Hayton – stone carving. The 2014/15 intake received a commission to produce a series of stone inserts that will be placed into the new entrance way that is being built at Bewerley Park Outdoor Centre just outside of Pateley Bridge.
Michelle Pilkington – metal working. This module covered metal working skills for silversmith and jewellery artefacts, as well as working with enamelling.
Moira Mctague – print making. Students learnt about relief and intaglio methods of printing making, techniques used in printing for many hundreds of years.
Here are a few examples of the work produced by students. For one week each April, the current intake of students also put on a public showing of their work at Number 6 Studio Gallery. Dates are publicised on Number 6’s exhibitions page.