Jon the Potter worked with Countryside Day Nursery making a storytelling chair in their outside learning space.Made a story telling chair at Countryside Day Nursery in Gloucestershire. A fine addition to any outside learning space! The children had great fun mixing the mud, water and straw mixture with their feet.

A few years ago I documented the whole mud sculpture process in a series of photographs.

Maxina recently celebrated her 6th birthday with friends at Eastnor Pottery in Herefordshire The birthday girl herself relaxing in the Pottery garden after making clay funky fruit with her friends and family.

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Teaching staff at Washwood Heath Nursery School made loads of diva lights ready for DiwaliGot to work with the lovely people at Washwood Heath Nursery School in Birmingham again recently. After the children and parents went home, the staff decided to make Diwali diva lights out of clay in preparation for the Festival of Lights beginning Nov 3rd. At the height of production we had x2 potter’s wheels on the go and a table full of teaching staff busily creating thumb pots. The results were mixed and lacked consistency and by the close of the twilight session, the general consensus was ‘let’s buy some instead’! As a mini installation, all placed together on a tray, I reckon the pots looked pretty cool.

‘DALEK!’ 30 & 31 Oct 2013

Collaborative clay Dalek made by 200 people at Eastnor PotteryThis November heralds the 50th anniversary of Dr Who. To celebrate this televisual milestone, Jon the Potter and his team at Eastnor Pottery are hosting two days of Dr Who themed pottery fun. The 1.5 hr workshop sessions are designed for two age groups – 4-8yrs on Wed 30th and 9-12yrs on Thurs 31th Oct (although younger or older siblings will never be turned away!) Places cost £15 a head with a 10% discount for three or more places booked. Places can only be reserved by telephoning 01531 633886 or email

Delivery for D3 of mudrunner Classic 2013 terracotta medalsHere they are then, nearly all 3500 individually hand made terracotta medals ready for the fantastic, exhausting and hilariously muddy run around Eastnor Castle Estate – more commonly known as Mudrunner Classic.clay mudrunner classic medals made by Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter Herefordshire