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Art - Just pottering around

Primary pupils at Seaton School in Aberdeen have opened an exhibition of 120 ceramic pots they created under the direction of ceramicist Nancy Fuller.

The Seaton Pottery project is part of a literacy across the curriculum programme, led by The Reading Bus in partnership with the teachers, Aberdeen City Council's arts education team and Aberdeen University. Heritage Lottery funding saw Ms Fuller based at the school, where she and pupils created two larger pieces of modern Seaton Pottery.

The pottery flourished for almost 100 years. It closed in 1964 and part of the site was excavated by the council's archaeology unit in 2002-03. This year, pupils have been researching its rich heritage, working with storytellers, artists, archaeologists, museum staff and Ms Fuller.

The project is part of A Journey through Old Aberdeen, which has been led by The Reading Bus and involved eight primary schools in the St Machar community. Pupils have researched local history using the museum and archive collections held by Aberdeen University and translated their findings through illustration, literature, animation, 3D sculpture and woodcarvings.

A Journey through Old Aberdeen will be part of an exhibition from March 22 to April 24, at Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen, and the Children's Festival at Word 10 at King's College campus, Aberdeen University, May 14- 16.

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