Cant get enough of these collaborative terracotta chickens made with the children at Madresfield Primary School in Worcestershire.
Here they are again fresh out of the kiln and ready for delivery.
If you wanted to encounter these fine ceramic birds in the flesh then get yourself along to Voices and Visions exhibition at Worcester Cathedral 22nd May – 16th June 9am – 6pm.
Recently spent a magnificent couple of days working with YR1 at Elmbridge Infants School in Gloucester.
The School has a fantastic outdoor environment and comitment to outside learning. (As you wonder around the forest school area and secret garden, you have no idea you are but a stones throw from the city centre.)
In a bid to enhance the grounds even further, we constructed a turf sofa from clay, earth, sandbags and straw. Very muddy, very messy but great fun. All 72 children contributed 100% as did a band of enthusiastic and willing parents – great stuff!
On day two we abandoned the great outdoors and bright sunshine and returned to the shade of the classroom to make collaborative terracotta figures and beasts. Once these have been fired they will be hidden amongst the shrubs and wild areas to extend the children’s storytelling and learning.
Great to be back at Leominster Infants School working with the children and staff. We made a huge oak tree inspired by water and the seasons – all part of science week.
The opportunity gave me the chance to snap some of the other collaborative work we’d produced in visits gone by.
Here’s the amazing Rainbow Fish made a couple of years ago. Top marks to arts co-ordinator Barbara who did such a fab job of mounting and installing the tiles.
This amazing collaborative chicken head was made by all the children at Madresfield Primary School in Worcestershire.
Each class helped make chicken sections using the coil pot technique -enough to make two large birds covered in individual, decorated clay feathers.
The sculptures were inspired by Rosie & Daisy, a couple ex-battery hens recently acquired by the School.
Once ‘the girls’ have been fired they will be exhibited as part of the annual Voices and Visions exhibition at Worcester Cathedral – a celebration of all the creativity that has taken place in Worcestershire Schools during 2012/13.
Have been working with Church Lench First School in Worcestershire helping them prepare work for the upcoming Voices & Visions exhibition at Worcester Cathedral.
The children each made a pottery butterfly and once they’ve been previewed in the Cloisters (24th May – 16th June) they will be installed back in School in their brand new, bright and airy conservatory extension.
The tiles will look smashing, randomly arranged on the strip of wall underneath the generous sky lights.