…did little to dampen the fun and creativity when I worked with the children and staff at Wigmore Primary School in Herefordshire.
I had been invited to undertake some claywork with the whole school as part of thier annual Science week. We decided to make a collaborative ‘life cycle’ sculpture. Yr R made a chrysalis, Yr 1 & 2 a caterpillar and the older children in the school made a magnificent butterfly.
Once the art work has been fired it will go on display around the school pond area.
Worked with Yr4 students at Finstall First School in Bromsgrove exploring Anglo Saxon pottery patterns and techniques. Before the children produced their individual tiles, they were treated to a potter’s wheel demo, the resulting vessels encrusted with the students Anglo Saxon inspired decoration.
Much excitement at Tredington Primary School near Tewkesbury. As if a visit from Jon the Potter wasn’t enough, the school chose that day to announce to the pupils and parents it’s ‘outstanding’ OFSTED result from a their recent inspection. Well done guys!
Spent a lovely day with The Littletons First School in Worcestershire making tiles based upon their local environment.
Prior to my visit, each class went outside with sketchpads and pens to record their locality in marks and lines. The excursions took place on some of the most windy and wet days we’ve expereinced so far this Autumn – so the children didn’t get too much further than the playground. In a way, this was quite fortunate as it gave the children the opportunity to properly take in detail that would normally get overlooked. The climbing frames, tyres and painted lines made for great interpretations in clay.
Great to be back at Marlbrook Primary School in Hereford….and a Jon the Potter first – made 60 or so clay Buddha’s with YR6. Here’s just one of them.