Worked with all 215 pupils at Catshill First School in Bromsgrove to make a collaborative tile panel. Each child and member of staff made an individual tile to commemorate the schools centenary.
Once all the tiles have been fired and glazed, they will be assembled, like a giant pottery jigsaw into a huge image of the school’s facade.
Quite a lot of planning and preparation go into these collaborative feats and I’ve created a mini facebook photo album illustrating the process. Potting by numbers!
The project was part funded by Atrix.
Great to be back at Ledbury Primary School working with the Nursery.
Over the next 12 weeks or so we’ll be using clay to explore language and communication with the children and their parents…as well as having bucket loads of pottery fun!
This week, by way of an introduction to both me and the material, we created a clay monster from a fresh bag of clay – the children suggesting, making and adding body parts as we went along.
The project proved so succesful last year the School was keen for the new intake of children to experience it. Cant wait to build upon and develope what we learnt last time.
…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.
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.