Tag Archive for primary school

Small steps & giant leaps

Children's footprints in clay at Castlemorton Primary School in WorcestershireCastlemorton Primary School in Worcestershire are entering a show garden at this years Spring Gardening Show at The Three Counties Showground Malvern.

It’s going to be a ‘space’ themed garden and the headteacher employed us to make clay foot prints of all the children currently at the school – one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind etc…

African masks

Clay masks made by YR2 at Leominster Infants school HerefordshireAfrican masks provided the inspiration for  when I visited Leominster Primary School to work with x90 YR2 students.

Very simple clay project working with slabs of rolled out clay and templates, but so much imagination and variation!

African connection

Mr Lewis presenting collaborative terracotta to school in Tanzania Here’s Stoke Prior Primary School headteacher Mr Lewis handing over an Eastnor Pottery collaborative pot to Singi’si Primary School Tanzania.

The pot was made in January when I visited Stoke Prior Primary.

Each member of YR6 attached a modelled self portrait onto a wet pot made infront of the whole school during assembly.

The pot was presented as a gift to the African school, twinned with the Herefordshire Primary.

Early Years Commission

hay balls at Craftplay Bilston wolverhampton 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.

Tools made by Corrie for Craftplay Bilston Wolverhampton Happy Museums

Clay rainbows

clay rainbows made by child at Ledbury Primary School NurseryA 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.