jon the flying potter from eastnor pottery worked with the whole of claverdon primary school in warwickshire

I’ve been working with the staff and children at Claverdon Primary School in Warwickshire this week, creating a giant tile panel for their new reception area.

Such an art work serves as an excellent, permanent reminder of the benefits of collaboration and creativity. On this occasion the reason for the project taking place had a much more profound significance for the school.

Tragically, one of their pupils, Molly, passed away last year after a long illness. The family,children and staff wanted to celebrate her life with a commemorative and fun project.

We made a beautiful oak tree in a field of grass and clover with colourful butterflies (Molly’s favorite) circling around the leaves and branches.

Molly’s family have set up a charity in her name to help children with terminal and life threatening illness:

Pictured above is a small section of tree trunk made by a pupil in YR R.

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  1. Angela Hurlock says:

    I would like to thank Jon for the wonderful experiences had by the children of Claverdon Primary School during our two day residency. In the light of its purpose, this project was very special to all of us at Claverdon School and it was essential that we found the right artist to work with. The children still talk about Jon’s wonderful assembly when ‘the owl was transformed into a monster’!Equally they all like to look at the photos and share their experiences from the day. I know they are really excited to see the final masterpiece which they have all had their hand in. Thank you for your calm but exciting and yet most importantly, sensitive approach to our project.

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