Pottery project with Herefordshire primary schoolAnother glorious early autumn day and another idyllic primary school  set in the depths of rural Herefordshire.

This time my travels took me to Michaelchurch Escley Primary School at the foot of the Brecon Beacons and close to the welsh boarder.

I’ve worked in the area on and off for the past ten years or so. It’s beautiful isolation has led to artists, writers and creative types settling in the area. Their offspring attend the local school, all 45 of them to learn in a relaxed and stimulating environment.

I’m always impressed at the quality of their artwork and the dexterity with which they work the clay, hardly surprising really, considering the children’s background and surroundings.

We spent the day making brightly coloured tiles for a new sign to welcome visitors at the entrance to the school.

Herefordshire Primary School moto made from clay as part of pottery project