Esther Ley is a professional ceramic artist who has been our ‘artist in residence’ for the past month, working with different groups of pupils to develop pottery skills as well as working on a major project in the run up to the remembrance activities. With help from our own artists, she created ‘Flotilla’, a pottery project and commemorative piece to remember the sailors from Llanelli who lost their lives at sea during the First World War, as part of the Royal Navy. It is comprised of a larger sculptural piece of ceramics and a flotilla of fifty smaller boats made by community members and our pupils, each of which will represent one of the fifty individuals lost. Each boat was carefully made to fit in with the overall design, with the pupils sculpting, glazing and then firing the pieces in our kiln. The exhibit is now in Parc Howard Museum in Llanelli and we joined Esther for the launch on the 9th of November. Below is a selection of pictures showing the making of the pieces as well as the unveiling of the finished piece at the museum. All of our GCSE, AS and A-Level Art & Design pupils would like to thank Esther for including us in this project.