Wellesley High students taking advanced metals and clay art classes have their works on display this month at the Clever Hand Gallery in Wellesley Square. This is the 7th year in which Clever Hand has collaborated with the students.
The metals students’ work was inspired by having them pretend to enter a non-existent $3K competition to design and create a commissioned piece of work for a client. They had to prep for an interview, create designs and make their sculpture or jewelry, which had to use Bakelite, a plastic popular in the mid-20th century that just might be ready for a comeback.
Separately, Amie Larson’s Ceramics Intensive students produced a wide variety of work reflecting their individual heritage and identity, figure or animal sculptures, and functional pottery.
The exhibition runs through April 29, with a public reception on Tuesday, April 25, from 2:30-4 PM at the Clever Hand, 52 Central Street, Wellesley.