Most of our children’s pottery birthday parties take place here at Eastnor Pottery HQ. Not so on Daisy’s big day!
Mum & Dad hired out the local village hall and filled it with ‘hundreds’ (?) of seven somethings, all keen to try their hand at a bit of clay work.
We all had a fabulous afternoon with maximum focus and care lavished upon the pottery critters. There was even time (and hall space) once the clay had been safely stored, to run off some of that pent-up, boundless 7yr old energy. A proper good balance of concentrated making and physical exuberance.
Loving the personalised aprons and tied dyed bunting. Well done Mum!
Taking part in a fantastic project at Bilston Craft Gallery in Wovehampton.
Here’s the blurb from the ‘Happy Museums’ blog:
WAVE and Craftspace will work together at Bilston Craft Gallery to deliver a programme of creative engagement sessions with early years’ children and their carers working with craft makers to explore creative play and the natural environment – investigating the part craft plays in developing a sustainable future. By taking the world around us as a teacher and actively interacting with it we seek to inspire children with an appreciation of the environment and its systems, and enrich their self-belief through creating things themselves by hand. There is an acute need to support basic wellbeing in the area immediately around Bilston Craft Gallery which has high concentrations of children living in poverty and high levels of deprivation. The sessions will provide a rich, inspiring and fun learning environment where curiosity, confidence and social development can be nurtured.
Following on from the hands-on sessions with the children, myself and the other two artists Annemarie O’Sullivan & Corrie Williamson will produce a commission to be used as an early learning resource for Craftplay. Love the balance of engagement and personal making associated with this project.
I worked with approx. 80 youngsters in one evening last week. Two groups in two hours made up of Rainbows, Beavers, Cubs & Brownies.
The clay fun occured in Crowle Village Hall in Worcestershire and the children made a wonderfull array of pinch-pot creations.
Loving the ‘Christmas Owl’ and white rabbit.
Dr Who is nearly 50 and to mark this televisual milestone we hosted a couple of days of Dalek inspired children’s workshops in 1/2 term. Although, a fair proportion of our participants were too young to have watched the scary programme, they made some excellent ‘snowman’ and ‘princess’ Daleks. Lots of photos of the clay fun can be accessed right here.
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.