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Caroline Lee Ceramics

I am a Freelance ceramic artist /pottery producer and workshop leader. I travel widely selling my work at art and craft fairs and I am a trained teacher of post-compulsory education (PGCE (PCET)), leading workshops in a huge variety of contexts for all ages and abilities. Ceramics is my life!

Alongside my work as a pottery producer, I embed Artsmark’s quality principles in my practice and can address many of the 8 Artmark criteria in order to help raise the standards of work: My range of offer is;

  • CPD in ceramics. Most recently I worked with a cohort of 17 schools where I collaborated with a group of local artists leading Art CPD in partnership with the School Improvement Service, as part of Picture This at Rockingham Professional Development Centre, Rotherham
  • Quality, well-planned sessions, where needs, aims, principles and policies are examined in the first instance and are the heart of the planning process for bespoke, tailored projects. I do this by way of a needs analysis. I believe this is one of my strengths, striving for excellence
  • Planned evaluation methods – I am happy to share my evaluation resources and collaborate towards tailored evaluation methods so that the impact of projects can be accurately measured, hence working towards pupils’ personal progression
  • Sessions in infant, primary and secondary schools, where I have led workshops for many years including;
  • Engagement with children in exciting extra-curricular activities (after-school clay clubs), such as in scenarios where the children work with their parent/guardian to create a ceramic piece together. Here is an example of this at Bramley Sunnyside Junior School
  • Cross-curricular connections – using clay work to learn about topics in schemes of work, for example, learning more about space / Earth / while simultaneously learning basic clay hand-building techniques to make a clay volcano on a cratered surface, as I have done in the past. (I have a degree in Earth Science)
  • Authentic I have addressed ancient Greek pottery in 3 ways, to embrace the needs of different groups
  • Raising aspirations – I can share my experience of all aspects of life as a self-employed artist, to help with pupils’ progression and aspirations, and awareness of creative careers
  • Experience in displaying/installing finished work to celebrate achievement and enhance ownership and belonging – I used to be an art technician and I regularly exhibit and sell my work
  • Talks on drying clay work and preparing it for firing including simple firing basic knowledge. I don’t operate school kilns and can’t repair school kilns but I can let you know of contacts for kiln repair and maintenance
  • I deliver workshops to engage and include Asylum seekers where English is not the participants’ first language, conversation is encouraged and learners’ own cultures are the inspiration for clay work
  • I deliver Arts weeks with various themes in secondary school
  • I lead workshops with vulnerable children and adults
  • I deliver sessions for people who have mental health difficulties and multiple difficulties, where a very personal approach is required to help them create.
  • I deliver AS Level Art and BTEC Art in secondary education
  • I can also deliver longer courses, historically, for the Workers’ Educational Association and Rotherham College of Arts & Technology


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Visual arts
Appropriate Key Stage Range
Early Years, KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, FE, KS5
Working Across
Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield
Community Settings, Mainstream Schools, Nurseries, Special Schools, Alternative Provision
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