Earlier this year I met with Ros Patching and Liz Williams to come up with ideas for activities inspired by the ancient Romans. The activities to took place during Trading Places Nene Valley "Making art like a Roman" day. Participants took inspiration from Roman artefacts excavated at Stanwick Lakes, including the fantastic Roman floor mosaic, to weave, print and paint a piece of Roman Art.
I had three busy sessions making prints with the community.
My groups made prints inspired by Roman pottery,
we handled some actual pottery finds,
looked at the different shapes of vases, jugs and bowls,
made our templates and decorations
which were then inked
Each person was able to take away two prints and the remaining sets were left for me to sew together. Each paper pot has a different image on each side. The work will be on display during October half term.
"Making Art Like a Roman" was a Heritage Lottery Fund and Northamptonshire County Council funded the event for Trading Places Nene Valley.