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Creating History with Storiel Bangor

Two groups at Annedd Ni had the pleasure of working with local artist Llyr Erddyn Davies who is working with community groups in the area.


Individuals (and staff!) had the opportunity to create something out of clay which mattered to them, this included knitting needles, a bubble tube, a flowerpot and a car number plate!


With these clay pieces Llyr will then create a new artwork inspired by items of headware

in Storiel’s collection. He will sculpt the headware from the collection to feed into his design which will be placed outside the Storiel building.


Annedd Ni's designs will be cast into Bronze as part of this new sculpture which is expected to be placed proudly outside of Storiel Bangor next year!


Llyr was able to tell us some of the history surrounding hats locally- including Crowns created for the purpose of collecting taxes, and hats worn within the slate quarries.


In return the group brought in their favourite hats from home, and shared the reasons as to why they were special.




Gareth's creation showing his love of gardening




Linda created a basket of eggs with some chicks





Demi made one of her favourite things- a bubble tube!




Gareth also made a clay sculpture of his favourite wooly hat- well done!



I cannot wait to see the finished sculpture- a huge thanks to Llyr for coming to visit us at Annedd Ni!



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