HSLC Art News

The Heritage on the High Street Project – Potter About Hornsea.

Art work has now been installed in the town as part of a public art trail celebrating the world-famous Hornsea Pottery. The shoal of fish on the market cross roundabout, the repeater signs on the pavements, the carved bricks in the pocket park, the Murmeration roundabout and elegance bench are all part of the project. Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership (HARP) commissioned local artist Adele Howitt to create a series of artworks for the town inspired by the pottery’s people, processes and designs. Art students worked alongside Adele on the initial concept designs and poet Mary Ahern on a 'sharing memories' session talking to ex employers of Hornsea Pottery. Students carved iconic Hornsea pottery designs onto bricks that have transformed the pocket park.
Funded by monies raised from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Arts Council England, along with funding from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the 4 Good Fund and St Hugh’s Foundation, the trail consists of six pieces of art.

The legacy of the project was to invest in a kiln for the school and students have been given the opportunity over the last year to work on various ceramic projects. Some of the work has been completed as part of enrichment workshops after school, sixth formers completed a workshop with local ceramic artist Meg Burkill and some students chose to have a day in the art department, as a reward for achieving the most PD stamps, they were then able to work with clay! More projects are planned for the future.

A celebratory event to promote and launch the trail was held on Saturday 16th March. The event incorporated the Hornsea Ceramics Fair, including artwork exhibits from ceramic artists. We also exhibited the students' ceramic work along side the professional potters. Mrs O'Connor (assistant head), who attended the event said;

"I just wanted to say how fantastic it was to see the talents of the Art students on display as part of the pottery exhibition. The range of work - such high quality!- stood up against the ‘professional potters’ in the room and the way in which the students spoke passionately and knowledgeably about their work and the Hornsea pottery links was a real credit to the art department and the opportunities they have been given as part of the project. It’s great to see the work of the Art department recognised in the leaflets for the trail, and the work of the students so embedded within every part of the pottery celebration."


At the celebratory event poet Mary Aherne, who had previously worked with students to develop the poetry which is included in the park at Willows Corner gave a reading and this was followed by a talk by Councillor John Whittle about his experiences working at Hornsea Pottery.

The day was a real success and the students who represented the art department did us proud, so congratulations and thank you to Isobel O'Mahoney, Katie Chau, Halina Kubicki and Megan Dobson. We are also very proud of any students past and present who have been involved in the project, too many to mention, but a big thank you to them also.

Mrs Egan



Potter about Hornsea


Cherry Cup 2019




Hornsea pottery trail posterThe long awaited launch of the public art project that the art department have been involved with since 2014 is happening on Saturday 16th March. Please see poster advertising the event. All welcome.

The Gallery @ Salt preview of HSLC’s y13 art work

An extremely successful preview evening celebrating young talent was held on the evening of 1st November. A big thank you to Salt for giving us the opportunity, family and friends that attended the preview and of course the students themselves. Don’t forget the exhibition will be running from the 1st to the 8th of November, 9am to 5pm Mon-Fri, at the art gallery which is situated on Lairgate, Beverley.



lionswinner2018Catherine receiving her first prize award, a £50 cheque and certificate from the Hornsea Lions this week, well done Catherine.


After much deliberation, judges Mel Watson and Jenny Eldred have chosen....Catherine 7MD as the first prize winner £50, Seb 7BEJ as the second prize winner and £30, Thomas as third prize winner £20

Well done to the three prize-winner’s. There were all three runners up, so well done to Rowan, Leah and Logan. Prizes and certificates will be presented after half term. For more general information about the international competition go to https://www.lionsclubs.org


Cherry Cup 2018

The Cherry Cup was founded by John Cherry, a Hornsea artist who made his living designing and painting heraldic shields. John also ran an art club at Hornsea School. His wife Thelma, who was also an artist and a member of Hornsea Art Society, donated the cup for the School Art Prize upon John's death. The Cherry Cup competition has been running since 1995.

Students from year 7 -10 had the opportunity to enter a piece of art work; any scale, medium or subject. Judging took place by two members of the Hornsea Art Society.

Congratulations to all students who entered; the four winners and the best of the rest'. A special congratulations to the overall winner; year 10 student Millie S. Her repeat portrait piece demonstrates a high level of skill. She will be rewarded with £50 and presented with the Cherry Cup