Last year at the Hay Literary Festival, we created our first storytelling mud sofa and armchair. It rained and rained all week, though the participating families enjoyed sloshing around in the thick mud (think chocolate smoothie!) modelling and adding their favourite children’s book characters.

This year I was booked to work with older children and young people, exploring the delights of the potter’s wheel and ‘coiling techniques’.

Ned proudly exhibits his coiled clay dalek, as sister Dorothy works on her coil pot.