We were fortunate to have an additional member of staff this week – Jess, a year 10 John Masefield High School student, who spent five days accompanying us on various workshops, projects and tasks.

This is how Jess’ week panned out:
Monday & Tuesday – John Moore Primary School in Tewkesbury, working with the whole school, to produce collaborative planters – one for each class.

Wednesday – A day with Gemma at the studio, packing kilns, care-taking wet pots, and making tools.

Thursday – Assisting Sarah on a Clayplay session at the pottery for the under five’s, and their families.

Friday – Demonstrating the potter’s wheel in front of an appreciative audience in Ledbury town centre. We took a stand at a craft market as part of Ledbury Poetry Festival. Whilst Jon chatted to potential customers, Jess threw some fantastic pots on the wheel – very impressive – well done Jess!