Anglo Saxon Medals

Year 5


Children from Year 5 worked in collaboration with artist-in-residence Andrew Tims to create ceramic medals based on those from Anglo Saxon times.

Te project began with the children identifying the common things that appear within the images of the Anglo Saxon medals – that they’re circular, metallic and contain patterns and textures.

Using clay the children formed the circular shape before applying the patterns and textures with a variety of tools.  Once dry, a metallic gold paint was sprayed onto the medal’s surface before acrylic paint being painted into the patterns and textures.

The final artwork includes the children’s medals presented inside a wooden box similar to artifacts found in traditional museums and galleries.


Ceramic – pots and other articles made from clay hardened by heat.