It’s that time again for all the schools in Worcestershire to exhibit and take pride in all their creative exploits from the academic year.

Redditch Primary School works with Eastnor Pottery and Flying Potter to produce Ceramic Tile Panel

Voices and visions 2016 takes place at Worcester  Cathedral for the next three weeks and show cases all the artistic talent from the county’s schools and colleges.

We are proud to have partnered at least two Worcestershire Schools represented at this year’s show.

In April we worked with Holyoaks First School, Redditch and Bengeworth Academy, Evesham to help them realize some fantastic clay and ceramic art works.

Jon Williams the Flying Potter works with Bengeworth Primary School to make Dream Pots and Jars

We produced a couple of collaborative oak tree wall panels with Holyoaks with every child in the school making and painting a clay leaf.

The school did an excellent job of mounting the tiles on some rather wonderfully painted boards – good work you guys.

 

Holyoaks Primary School in Redditch worked with Eastnor pottery and the Flying Potter to make tree shaped tile panel

Jon worked with YR1 at Bengeworth on a range of collaborative, terracotta dream pots and bottles inspired by Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant. – BFG!

Catch these amazing ceramic masterpieces at the Cathedral from 14th May till 12th June 2016

Fired clay figurines made at Eastnor Pottery for mixed media driftwood and found object artArtist and occasional visitor to E.P Central, Alan creates wonderful quirky sculptures from found objects and assembled driftwood. Over the past few months, he has modelled a range of clay figures to incorporate in his artwork. We love what Alan does – no ceiling to his imagination and playful creativity. So much so, we’ve dedicated this small FB photo album to his work. Enjoy! :)

Adding paint at Eastnor Pottery to clay figures made by mixed media artist

Ceramic people shapes looking like Autumn leaves

Brilliant contemporary ceramics exhibition at Wolverhampton City Art Gallery by makers who choose to work on a large scale.

As part of the exhibition launch on Saturday 20th Feb, Jon took x4 potter’s wheels along for visitors to take turns on.

Phew, what a busy day! Punter’s were queuing up around the block and Jon and his intrepid team of undergraduates from Wolverhampton Uni potted on through lunch to ensure everybody who wanted to sample the delights of the potter’s wheel did so.

 

Jon Williams the Flying Potter from Eastnor Pottery in Images of Creative Herefordshire book

Jon the Potter features in a new book called “Images of Creative Herefordshire: its Artists, Craftspeople and Musicians at Work” by Malcolm Scott.

Malcolm spent time with all the featured artists, capturing the essence of their practice in a single black & white photograph. The prints are accompanyed by text, describing what living and working in Herefordshire means to each artist.

The paperback book is published by Logaston Press and retails at £10. if you would like to purcase a copy then please email  logastonpress@phonecoop.coop

Images of Creative Herefordshire Book featuring Jon Williams from Eastnor Pottery

 

Sarah and Jon joined forces to work with the entire population of Marlbrook Primary School in Hereford. The participatory arts project took place during British values week and each child contributed a clay creation towards a giant, three dimensional, terracotta tea service.

Jon and Sarah the Potters working with Malbrook Primary School and Terracotta

Eastnor Pottery always looks forward to its visits to Marlbrook and enjoys the reminders of past ceramic triumphs undertaken with the School. .

Check out these x8 magnificent oak tree tile panels in the library made in 2010.

Marlbrook Primary School Trees, Eastnor Pottery, Herefordshire