Children’s responses to classical pottery

In conjunction with the Classical Association, Newcastle University Engagement Fund and West Jesmond Primary School, in 2015 the Gilbert Murray Trust funded a project enabling children to learn about and handle ancient pottery. This project was set up to celebrate the life of Professor Brian Shefton who, as a Classics lecturer in the University of Newcastle, built up a collection of more than 1000 objects, now housed in the Great North Museum. Below is a selection of children’s artwork inspired by their work with Greek and Etruscan objects.