Art School Defends Failing Student's Poo Sculpture

August 7, 2014 12:33 PM

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Art School Defends Failing Student's Poo Sculpture

The University of Arts London has been forced to defend itself following allegations from a student that she failed her undergraduate ceramics degree because the unsavory nature of the art she produced—a series of ceramic feces—would have hindered the university from attracting prospective students.

Times Higher Education reports that the Central Saint Martins student known as Ann Plumb claims she failed because her final piece consisting of “a series of potties…each holding a ceramic ‘deposit,’”did not represent “clean, saleable art” that would encourage parents to send their children to the u...

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