vw beetle produced by a parent at hatherton childrens centre in walsall west midlandsGreat to be back at Hatherton Children’s Centre in Walsall.

The group of parents chose to produce coil-pots again having been inspired by their fired results created on my last visit. I’m always astounded how such a humble making technique can be interpretetd in so many different ways. How good is this VW beetle?

clay pinch-pt bird in a nest made by student at vale of evesham school worcestershireRecently completed x3 creative and fun packed after-school sessions for the students at the Vale of Evesham Special School. We explored pinch-pot, coiling and slab building techniques as well as the potter’s wheel.

Loving this goggle eyed chick in it’s ‘nest’ produced on the potter’s wheel.

artist jon the potter worked with children and their parents at longleven junior school literature festival 2013Longlevens Junior School launched their very own Literature Festival in the last week of term. The event has been planned and organised by a committee of pupils who i’d met at the Cheltenham Literature festival in October. I was delighted to be invited to deliver a series of clay workshops as part of the pupil’s event at school.

I worked with Yr5 to make a splendid collaborative planter festooned with book characters and then later in the afternoon, families were encouraged to book in to short clay taster sessions.

ahlberg inspired school creativity project led by artist potter jon williamsGreat to be back at Bishops Cleeve Primary School. They are committed to delivering a creative curriculum teaching all core subjects and skills (numeracy/literacy etc) through exciting topics.

They also have a talented art specialist teacher who spends a whole day off timetable inspiring the students. The results are amazing with corridors, halls and classrooms festooned with ambitious art works constructed from all kinds of different media.

I worked with Yr3 making skeleton tiles inspired by Janet & Allan Ahlberg well known Funny bones stories.

child collecting her pottery she made at eastnor pottery and the flying potterA participant from our ‘Birdbath’ children’s workshops held in Feb 1/2 term collects her terracotta masterpiece.

Next themed, creative clay sessions for kids take place 10 & 11 April 2013 and are entitled ‘Dragon’s Den’.