Introducing Our New Artist In Residence
Ashford School is delighted to welcome Rainna Erbas as the new Artist In Residence for the 2020/21 Academic Year. She will be joining the School fresh from appearing as one of the twelve contestants taking part in the 2020 edition of the Channel 4 show ‘The Great Pottery Throw Down’.
Rainna’s pottery story started when she chose Ceramics as a GCSE option. Back then, she did not know what a huge part of her life it would become and went on to study the subject at A-Level and then at at Canterbury Christ Church University.
Rainna can usually be found throwing in a converted garden shed but confesses to using her entire house as a studio to help accommodate her passion for potting. In addition to her own projects she works closely with local organisations including Future Foundry and Ceramics Art Dover which both help to bring opportunities to the local community to engage in the Arts. Over the last year she has also been promoting ‘Clay Date’ events to help bring together fellow ceramic enthusiasts from the community.
As a school which prides itself on ‘Celebrating Individuality’ we are very excited about the influence Rainna will have. Her enthusiasm for the subject will help grow the department and ensure that Creative Arts continues to be an integral cog in the educational lives and development of all students at Ashford School.