I spent three lovely days working with the children and staff of Evesham Nursery school in their idyllic forest school site.

The children helped dig, bag shift, and re-arrange half a tonne of Worcestershire’s finest soil before rendering the structure with a soggy mix of mud, clay, water and straw.

Visit our Facebook photo album to see the sofa taking shape.

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of hosting a pottery hen party for a group of girls from North Wales.
As the gang had been ‘celebrating’ the previous evening, a calm and gentle activity was sought to soothe tired heads and weary souls! Making and painting coil-pots at Eastnor Pottery provided the perfect solution.
To view the marvellous creations the women made, please take a look at the Facebook album we’ve created.

I spent a lovely couple of days working with the children and staff at The Oratory Primary School in Birmingham. Each child in the school made an individual coil-pot as well as experiencing a ‘potter’s wheel’ assembly.

Pictured here, my lonesome wheel in the expanse of the empty hall.

Gemma spent an enjoyable couple of days working with years three and four at Abbey Park First School in Pershore .

Prior to Gemma’s visit, the children had worked with a storyteller on a couple of Indian folk tales; The Boy Who Wanted a Drum, and The Moon Creation Story.

On the first day, the children presented their stories to Gemma before producing a couple of collaborative flowerpots. On day two the children concentrated on their own individual creations inspired by the characters from the stories.The two classes really used their imagination, producing some beautiful drawings and excellent 3D drums, figures, moons, boats, and houses, amongst other things. What an inspirational project!

All of the work will now be dried and fired before returning to the school in a few week’s time.

For the second time last week my practice was recorded as moving image.

Brearley and Teviot Nursery are making a promotional DVD of all the fantastic opportunities and learning experiences they offer the children.
As well as experiencing the sheer joy of water and spinning clay, the children made honey pots, cups and a fantastic aeroplane (pictured above).
The man behind the lens – James a talented film-maker who also facilitates educational projects in and around the city.