Annemarie, Corrie and myself had the opportunity the other day to try out some prototypes with the Nursery children from Loxdale Primary School.
Annemarie presented the children, staff, parents and volunteers with these rather lovely hayballs as well as the chance to make lengths of hay rope.
Corrie had been busy in her studio making a set of exquisite wooden tools and combes for the children to explore in the sand.
The session was part of the brilliant and ongoing Happy Museums project exploring Art Galleries & Museums and well being. We three artists have been working with Craftplay at Bilston Craft Gallery in Wolverhampton.
A beautiful set of clay rainbows created by a young artist at Ledbury Primary School Nursery.
Later on in the session and with the addition of sticks, the rainbows transformed into a pertilla of yachts.
Here are a few more examples Jon the Potter’s work in Early Years.
The fabulous green man tile panel made by the children at Stoke Prior Primary School at the begining of term.
It’s going to look smashing mounted on the wall at the school.
Slightly out of my jurisdiction I know, but I spent three very busy days at the two form entry Allerton Primary School in West Yorkshire. I got to work with all of the 400 or so pupils making a variety of collaborative and individual works. Once all the creative offerings have been fired, I’ll take a few photos and publish them right here on this blog.
Mr Lewis, the headteacher at Stoke Prior Primary School near Leominster is off to Tanzania. He’s visiting an African school that has strong links with the Herefordshire Primary. The children have been communicating with each other for a number of years, larning about and comparing their different life experiences.
I worked with current YR6 students, making a collaborative, wheel thrown pot, covered in clay self-portraits. The pot is to be presented by Mr Lewis as a gift when he visits the Tanzanian School in a few weeks time.
I also worked with the rest of the school making a ‘Green Man’ tile panel, which if I may say so, looks blimmin’ fantastic! Once it’s out of the kiln I’ll post a photo on line.