Gemma led two workshops at Eastnor Pottery this week, working with children from the Marches Family Network. The charity supports families who have a child/children with a disability or special need through play schemes and holiday activities.

The groups from Hereford and Leominster made & painted coil-pots under the supervision of Gemma.
Participant Chris had this to say: ” It was a really great experience to make a pink banana!”

Jon Was busy this week working with two of his regular settings in the centre of Birmingham.
Families at Surestart Ladywood made coilpot fairies and knights, whilst everybody at the popular ‘stay & play’ sessions at St Thomas’ were treated to no less than three afternoons of potter’s wheel and clayplay fun.

These fabulous beasts are just two of the results from a recent teambuilding session in the centre of Birmingham.
The client wanted to acheive something collaborative, representing aspects of their organisation.
The shoal of eight fish were delivered to the company’s HQ earlier this week. To see all the fish in their glazed glory, we’ve created a photo album on our Facebook page.
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No less than 39 staff from a Birmingham Children’s centre and nursery experienced a whole host of pottery techniques and approaches to working with clay…all within 3hrs! The participants were on a training day and had heard about ‘Jon the Potter’ from an Early years conference a few months ago. Once the work has been fired and glazed it will be delivered to the centre for the participants to keep.

Hello to all the young potters who took part in our Summer holiday workshop sessions.
This year the theme was ‘Picnic’ with everybody modelling a picnic rug/hamper and items of alfresco food. After the workshop sessions, families were invited to picnic proper on the Pottery lawn.
There are a few more photos on our Facebook page.
If you took part and enjoyed your ‘picnic’ pottery experience, we would be very grateful if you could write us a quick review. Simply follow this link and click on ‘write a review’.
The next children’s workshops take place 27 & 28 Oct in 1/2 term and includes a go on the potter’s wheel. ‘Like’ our facebook page to be first to hear about forthcoming workshop themes and content.