Thursday, 26 May 2011

Sally Pirkis
Dartington Years 1972 - 1976

Necklace with hand-pierced silver stars

Necklace with hand-peirced silver beads and lava

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Josh Partridge
Dartington Years 1953 - 1959

Long Dean. No 1, 2007 Watercolour and Gouache

Gwilym with Two Cows, 2003 Watercolour and Gouache

Image Copyright Josh Partridge

Monday, 23 May 2011

Rowan Lange
Dartington Years 1984 - 1986

Image copyright Rowan Lange

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Bernard Forrester
Dartington years 1932 - 1973


Image courtesy of Nic Johnson

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Rachel Nicholson
Dartington Years 1945 - 1952

View with Bird Cup
Acrylic on canvas, 2010

Image copyright Rachel Nicholson

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Donald Swan
Dartington Years 1961 - 1977



Donald Swan first arrived in Dartington in 1931. Initially he worked at "The Studio" at Shinner's Bridge (Now the toy shop) where he designed and made furniture and small wooden items for sale.

In 1937 he left to work for The English Classical Players, a touring theatre company, stage-managing, constructing sets and transporting them across the country whilst they were on tour.

At the out break of war the company folded and Donald, as a Conscientious Objector, started his teaching career first at Frensham Heights then at St Christopher's in Letchworth, where he had been educated, before returning to Dartington to teach at the school.

As well as running a busy woodwork department Donald was able to enjoy his other passion of sailing and "mucking about in boats". He acquired the old Dittisham car ferry and the school fleet was kept there and used throughout the summer term.

Donald was a practical person, interested in craftsmanship and the beauty of simple functional objects. Endlessly interested in how things were made, and keen to try new materials and techniques, he oversaw a great diversity of work. A steady flow of useful items made it to pupils bedrooms and homes.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Alli Eynon
Dartington Years 1976 - 1982

Thursday Evening
Artist Print

Image copyright Alli Eynon

Monday, 2 May 2011

Lee Belcher (Godfrey)
Dartington Years 1946 - 1954

Charlbury under Snow

Sable antelope, Malawi

Image copyright Lee Belcher

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Simon Tozer
Dartington Years 1973 - 1982


Twenty people not whole

Image copyright Simon Tozer