Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’ provided hours of inspiration for a family pottery/poetry workshop fusion earlier this month. Families dropped into the Walled Garden during the Ledbury Poetry Festival to make their favourite gruesome character from the disturbing set of poems. We lost count of all the Little red ridding hoods, dressed in wolf skin coats, totting a pistol or two!…and as for the volume of decapitated ugly sisters….
The clay models were then hidden around the shrubs and plants in the walled garden for visitors to stumble upon as they strolled in the sunshine. Once the festival ended families were invited to reclaim their artwork from it’s hiding place.