Kettle’s Yard House & Gallery

Currently closed until 10 February 2018.

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My favourite place at Kettle's Yard

We are half way through a two-year architecture project with two local schools. A class from St Mary’s Primary School, St Neots, and Comberton Village College are each working with an artist to explore the architecture and collection at Kettle’s Yard, the surrounding built environment and the process of making buildings. This project has been inspired by our site development project and is generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Janet King, the Year 5 class teacher at St Mary’s, has kindly sent through some wonderful observations written by the pupils as part of a literacy exercise to re-design our What’s On leaflet. We loved their comments and hope you enjoy these excerpts too –

“My favourite place in Kettle’s Yard is the cottage first floor sitting room. When I stand in the middle and look around I see artwork everywhere. Some recognisable, some not. Some new, some old. And some that you wouldn’t realise is art. There’s a cupboard full of beautiful ceramics and two grey armchairs where I imagine Helen and Jim would have sat… This place really makes me think about real art.

“My favourite place in Kettle’s Yard is the cottages attic. When I sit here, I can see lots of pictures. This place makes me feel like I’m in heaven.”

“This place makes me feel like I could be an artist and it makes me happy and I like that I can work at Kettle’s Yard.”

“When I sit on the chair near the table, I see a spiral made of pebbles. The pebbles in the middle are huge and they get smaller as they go around. The stones make me feel like I’m spinning round and round. When I’m at the house it makes me feel like I’m at home because of the furniture and all the art work. I could just sit here and feel like home.”

“When you come to Kettle’s Yard you don’t pay a penny. And there are books and pencils, rubbers and leaflets to sell to you. “Everyone is welcome” if you like majestic models and dramatic drawings.”

“I think the best bit of art is a lemon on a silver plate. Just simply simple.”