We may have entered the shooting season but guns most definitely will not be encouraged to take pot shots at these handsome pottery game birds currently sheltering in the Pottery garden.
Each year the Castle invites us to run a week long residency in the Castle Courtyard where visitors drop by and work together on large composite forms.
Everybody lends a hand to coil whatever we decide to make by layering long snakes of clay on top of each other. The surface is then smoothed off and individual clay models added to the form. This Summer, participants contributed pheasant feathers, each one decorated in an individual fashion based upon personal interests. I reckon we must have worked with over 1000 people, young and old during the week!
The five birds will go on display in The Priory Cleaners window in Ledbury high street from Friday 17th October. Participants who took part in the workshops are urged to drop by the dry cleaners window to see if they can spot their clay contribution.
More pheasant photos.