Archive for December 20, 2010

Mother & daughter pottery session

For the past 12 months or so we’ve been offering our customers the opportunity to spend some quality Eastnor Pottery time, making and painting coil pots. These 1.5 hr sessions have proven popular with groups of friends, families and business collegues. Unlike many of our group workshop services, there is no minimum order, so you could come as a very small group or even as an individual.
Karen and daughter Eve wanted to create a piece of pottery that Eve could include in her school art portfolio.
Mum made a fabulous frog on a lilly pad whist Eve produced a coil-pot figure reminiscent of something out of the cabbage Patch Kids.
If you’re looking for something creative to do over the Christmas holidays, then take at our family workshop page on our website.

Brearley & Teviot Nursery & Children’s Centre

Jon was pleased to be back at the nursery this week, exploring the learning potential of working with clay.
The staff provide a vibrant and creative environment for the children to learn about the world with lots of opportunities catering for all learning styles. Important questions are raised, investigated and acted upon.
As it was the first time Jon had met the September intake – he presented the yellow room with a large lump of freshly defrosted, very sticky, clay – dumped in the middle of the table. Whilst the children squidged, rolled and flattened clay they talked about what they were making. Here’s just a few examples of what the clay transformed into:-
a rainbow, lollipops, snowmen, cakes, candles, helicopters, cheese, chocolate, Spiderman, mountains, moustaches, grass, fire, fireworks and (my favourite), hair butter!
Jon will be visiting regularly throughout the rest of the academic year.