Phil Townsend

Diverse Sculpture

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Title:   "What will you be?"


Materials:  Sandstone and ceramic tiles

Description:  A series of clay workshops were run within a primary school which had particular concerns about getting older pupils to start thinking about what they might eventually work towards in the way of an occupation. As well as producing tiles depicting how they imagined themselves in their chosen career, each child also made a ‘star’ tile (the school’s motto is “Everyone a Star”), and these were used to create a huge question mark across which the question is asked. Across the rough rear face are the names of some 50 trades and professions, recessed into the stone in weatherproof stoneware ceramics.