description: Ceramic artwork
materials: Hand made ceramics, earthenware lustre glaze
techniques: Relief ceramic tiles painted with coloured glazes and multiple fired
dimensions: 1.2m x 2m
brief: To produce a ceramic artwork inspired by the location of the old Childrens Respite Unit in Forest Lodge
commissioned by: Artscare
details: This artwork takes the form of a Teddy Bears Picnic in the forest and incorporates seven different trees and numerous animals, insects, birds and fish. The teddy bears are drawn from some of the childrens own bears and well known stories of bears ( Little Bear, Ruby ). Childrens clay workshops were held to give the staff and children a chance to make something in clay. This artwork was designed to be touched as some of the children in the unit have sight impairment.