Pottery for kids at Bilston Craft Gallery Aug 2014Great to be back at Bilston Craft Gallery working with some of Wolverhamptons young pottery enthusiasts. We made a motley collection of ugly mugs which, when fired, glazed and returned to their makers – could be used for proper hot chocolate and other beverages.

More photos here.

oh I do like to be beside the seaside themed pottery made by Bridstow primary school in herefordshire“Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…..”

Despite the sun disappearing behind a cloud, these ceramic sun bathers at Eastnor Pottery enjoyed capturing a few kiln rays recently.

Jon worked with Bridstow Primary School at the end of the Summer term 2014 to make these individual beauties with the whole school.

0-4 yrs try the potters wheel and get messy with clay at Just So Family Arts Festival 2014Lottie and myself had so so so much fun at the 5th Just So Family Arts Festival at Rode Hall in Cheshire recently.

Once again we set up our Clay Babies stall in the Peekaboo area especially designed for the youngest festival visitor. 0-4 year olds got the opportunity to sample the potter’s wheel and messy play with bags of soft squiddgy clay.

Clay babies always makes for a good photograph and we created a photo album on our Facebook page of some of the best.

If you have a young family and have yet to experience the magic of Just So we strongly recommend a visit to next years event. The attention to detail is astounding and the team spend 12 months programming some of the best family friendly activities and productions in the country and from further afield.

So many highlights – Storytellers Patrick and Bridget entertained us nightly around the camp fire and Shanty Theatre Company’s ‘The Story Giant’ held us spellbound.

Can’t wait till next year!


Castle visitors indulge in some collaborative clay fun in the Castle Courtyard with the Flying PotterWe love working at Eastnor Castle, offering visitors the chance to collaborate on significant clay sculptures.

In the past we’ve made knights, a castle, a dragon and even an Estate inspired totem pole.

This year, well over 1000 visitors help make x5 amazing terracotta pheasants. The birds have been constructed and are waiting to be fired. As soon as the fowl are out of the kilns we’ll photograph them and post the pics online. We’ll also exhibit them in the Dry Cleaners window in Ledbury probably around October time.