1/2 the teaching staff from Washwood Heath Nursery School were released from duty last week for a day of clay enlightenment and pottery fun here in Eastnor.
The team got to design and make terracotta sculpture based upon the children’s interests and themes. Once fired, the various artworks will live in the school grounds, provocations for learning and play. Super heroes, princesses and monsters proved popular with some stunning collaborative beasties produced.
Once the ‘serious’ team building activity had been completed, it was time for the potter’s wheel – the group taking turns onfive available machines. Althoughmost had never been on the wheel before, everybody managed to make a pot to be proud of – as well as having oodles of fun!