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Masters House Monsters

Terracotta beastie made by families at the opening event at The Masters House Ledbury Herefordshire workshops led by potters Sarah and Lottie from Eastnor PotteryHere’s the wonderful terracotta outcome of a short series of workshops held at the newly renovated Masters House in the market town of Ledbury Herefordshire.

Sarah and Lottie spent three consecutive Saturdays earlier this year working with families to mark the opening of the Masters House after the renovation.

The art work will be installed in the flowerbeds outside the building with plants and herbs growing up and around the structures.

Washwood Nursery staff CPD

Fantastic pottery strawberry created by an early years teacher from BirminghamAlthough I’m a regular visitor to Washwood Heath Nursery School in Birmingham, I’m delighted when groups from the School come and work with me on the Eastnor Castle Estate. So far this year we have welcomed a mini-bus full of parents and last month, staff came and learnt about clay techniques as part of their INSET.

Loving this strawberry made by one of the participants.

Pottery with young people

Colourful collaborative owl made by young people at Barons Cross Youth Centre near LeominsterDuring the early part of 2015, I had the privilege to work with a group of young people at Barons Cross Youth Club near Leominster.

YArt or Young Arts Blitz is an exciting artist led program in youth centres around Herefordshire and managed by Brightstripe – Cultural Health C.I.C.

Participants at Barons Cross experienced the potter’s wheel and a range of hand building pottery techniques as well as creating their very own ceramic coat of arms.

This colourful collaborative owl was made by the young people in the final couple of weeks.

Educational work with schools

Collaborative pots made by birmingham school children and Ethan from Eastnor PotteryAs always, the Spring and Summer school terms are extremely busy for Eastnor Pottery and the Flying Potter.

We visit approximately 2-3 educational settings a week sharing the many benefits of working with clay with literally thousands of children and young people in and around the West Midlands.

Since Christmas we have worked with the following schools:

Ledbury Primary – exploring communication and literacy via clay & pottery

Washwood Heath Nursery – EYFS play with clay.

St Benedicts, Birmingham – Exploritary potter’s wheel sessions

Staunton on Wye - cups & saucers with YR 5&6

Vale of Evesham School - Coil pots for Mother’s day

Marlbrook, Hereford – Individual Buddhas

Woodlands Infants, Solihull – Clay dinosaurs with Reception

Chuckery Primary, Walsall – Greek coil pots YR3

Stanley Rd, Worcester – Show Garden for Malvern Spring Show

Prince Alberts, Birmingham – Spring collaborative pots and individual works

Lea Forest, Birmingham – Collaborative terracotta planters with whole school (260 children!)

Phew!!!! No doubt we’ll be coming to a school near you after the Easter break!

Bilston’s make a pot workshop

Girl making pottery on the potter's wheel in Bilston Craft GalleryA couple of weeks ago in half term I travelled to the brilliant Bilston Craft gallery in Woverhampton to facilitate children’s pottery workshops. The sessions were part of the touring Crafts Council show/event called ‘Acts of Making’

Lovely clay work performance piece by Clare Twomey Is it madness. Is it beauty.

More of my photos from the Gallery.

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