A TEACHER from a Catterick Garrison school is appearing on Turner prize-winning artist Grayson Perry's Channel 4 show this week.

Jaime Westwood, head of art at Risedale School, will feature on Grayson’s Art Club on Friday April 8 at 8pm.

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The critically-acclaimed programme is now in its third series showcasing work by artists, comedians and popular figures as well as members of the general public.

Each week it focuses on a different theme, accepting submissions of any type of art from amateurs and professionals alike.

Jaime’s work was selected for the programme after she submitted a short video and photos of her ceramics for the upcoming programme exploring the theme ‘Inside My Head’.

Since April 2021, Jaime has produced 100 ceramic bon bon dishes, each individually hand-made and decorated with text and images depicting a different memory or reflection on life at that moment.

And she said she was left 'speechless' when she received the call from Grayson’s production team telling her that she might be on the programme.

She added: "I couldn’t believe it. It was such a mix of emotions, I was so excited and absolutely terrified - but so glad that I did it.”

Grayson interviewed Jaime via a Zoom call from her classroom at Risedale.

The Northern Echo: Jaime has produced 100 ceramic bon bon dishes, each individually hand-made Jaime has produced 100 ceramic bon bon dishes, each individually hand-made

He asked her about her work, what inspired her and wanted to know more about some of the stories behind her bon bon dishes.

Jaime said: “Before the interview, I was so nervous but once I started talking with Grayson it just felt like I was chatting with a friend.

"I’m not sure how much of our conversation will actually be shown in the programme but even just to say that I’ve spoken with Grayson Perry is such a privilege.

"It was an amazing experience.”

Risedale’s Headteacher, Colin Scott said the school was 'incredibly proud' of Jaime.

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He added: "It’s wonderful to see that her passion for the creative arts continues to flourish even under the pressure of lockdown and the daily challenges that teaching can often bring.

"I know that when our pupils see her on Grayson’s Art Club it will undoubtedly be an inspirational moment.”

Jaime has been Head of Art at Risedale School for nine years after graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Sunderland, followed by a PGCE in Art and Design at Northumbria University.