Derwent WISE video featuring Umbrella!

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Last year, the young adults at the INDE group were invited to take part in a project that explored sedimentation of the Derwent Valley. It was ran by a partnership project called DerwentWISE.

The Inde group were very lucky to be asked to work with Fleet Arts from Belper and help with a project on Sedimentation.
They visited Wirksworth Stone Centre and met a lovely lady called Sarah. She showed the group the rocks around the centre and explained how they were made up with different layers of colours and fossils.

The Group then went back into the centre and used cutters and different coloured clay to recreate what they had seen outside. They also had a go at making fossils too.

Sarah came to visit Umbrella House with some students from Derby University who filmed everyone making the most amazing pots, picture frames and bowls using different coloured clay. The group then all made individual shapes that were put on the inside of Sarah’s large bowl.

Sarah took all our creations with her to fire and she brought it all back for the group to take home. She also brought the big bowl back with her and the group chose a place in the garden at Umbrella house to put the bowl so it could be used as a bird bath!