Since NYC I went on to A-levels, a gap year, then Lampeter Uni to study Archaeology & Anthropology. My first experience of pottery was at NYC and it cemented my love of ceramics. I completed an intensive ceramics training course in Ireland and became a ceramic artist in 2006. After sixteen years as artist, I exhibit nationally and internationally. I have public collections including the British Museum, V&A and the National Museum in Cardiff.
NYC gave me self-belief and the confidence to find your own path in life. It normalises creative ways of being.
NYC is good at nurturing the individual child. The small size of the school and the same teacher all the way through I found to be very grounding and stabilising.
My favourite memories of NYC are climbing trees and being in nature. Also, it was the end of school class trip to Switzerland, we drove there in a minibus, it was a great adventure!
I had such a nice time there; it let children be children without the pressure.
11 years at Nant-y-Cwm