It was lovely to resume my residency at Evesham Nursery again this week. The new intake responded well to the Potter’s wheel, each child spending time chatting and creating special mugs and cups. There are always one or two that will quite happily spend the whole session exploring the clay and tools on offer – such focus and concentration from people so young never ceases to amaze me.
Worcestershire Arts Education has a fantastic reputation not only within the West Midlands, but beyond the borders too. A couple of weeks ago, Marion and her brilliant team put on a Creative Careers exhibition at Malvern Theatres. Myself and various other creative types got to talk to, and hopefully inspire, hundreds of high school students from all over Worcestershire. Musicians, dancers, visual artists, window dressers, theatre make-up artists and graphic designers were just a few of the creative careers represented .
A group of friends, music and clay – what better way to spend your 13th Birthday! The girls gossiped, sang and clay modelled their way through a very enjoyable evening at the studio last weekend. The resulting ‘treasure boxes’ will be fired, glazed and ready for the birthday girl to collect in a few weeks time.