I worked with two schools this week – Gorse Hill Primary in Worcester and Badsey First School near Evesham. Tile panels and collaborative pots successfully transported to the kiln room, drying out and waiting to be fired.
Archive for June 26, 2009
For the last few years, I’ve been asked to supply agricultural themed workshops for the Three Counties Show, held at the Malvern showground. These take place in the Discovery Zone, a marquee full of educational experiences linked to farming.
On previous occasions we’ve made clay sheep, cows, and chickens. This time we were challenged by the organisers to make collaborative farm buildings. Participants helped coil the structures and then made their own piece of barn decoration.
Seven hundred school children passed through the Discovery Zone on Friday – and it felt like most of them joined in with the clay! Saturday and Sunday were taken up with members of the public.
In previous years we’ve operated a minimum order pricing structure for groups wanting to delight in a bit of pot making – unfortunately, this meant the cost of our wonderful workshops were prohibitive to small groups and individuals.
The Pottery looks so nice this time of year, I thought I would take a few snaps of the exterior. The building used to be a domestic dwelling, before being derelict for some 15 years. The previous tennants must have been keen gardeners – when we cleared the weeds we discovered all sorts of plants and hardy annuals that flower year after year.