Leon’s one of regular and valued customers. Every Tuesday he spends an hour or so with his support worker or mum at the Pottery making and decorating pots on the wheel.
For the past seven weeks he’s been working on a single, ‘£100′ pot. Each visit is spent making a separate section on the wheel which is then joined to the one made the previous week.
Over seven weeks, the pot has grown organically and sprouted several handles and palm tree additions. The last couple of weeks have been spent painting the sculpture in coloured under glazes and slips. It emerged resplendent from the kiln a few weeks ago and we think it’s brill! Here’s a link to a short video showing the pot in all it’s 3D glory: Young man with aspergers makes amazing pottery
Boosted by the success, Leon is onto his next project – a ‘£200′ pot!
Great to be back at the 30th Hay Festival of Literature 2017 in May.
On one of our last outings at the Festival, back in 2008 it rained and rained and rained for the whole duration. We found ourselves working in a foot of muddy water, the consistency of chocolate smoothie, constructing a mud sofa and arm chair with festival goers young and old.
We were delighted to be re-united with quite a few veterans of the 2008 mud bath, including these twin girls who had braved the mire aged just 4 yrs. Here they are then and now!
We enjoyed working with this young family, particularly the birthday girl who made a fantastic clay bowl on the potter’s wheel. The concentration on her face as she used the banding wheel and paintbrush combo to decorate her masterpiece…
If you fancy celebrating a family occasion in a unique and creative fashion then drop us a line and we’ll book you in: Tel 01531 633886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We are open Tues – Sat 10am – 4pm and have a variety of projects and prices for our customers to enjoy.
One of the highlights of our working calender is the amazing Just So Family Arts Festival held at Rhode Hall in Cheshire.
For the past six years we have coated some of the teeniest festival goers in thick slip and soft clay – some as young as 5 months taking a turn on the potter’s wheel.
Can you imagine all the conversation and learning that occurred in the production of these magnificent clay works at Cradley Nursery? Not to mention a shed load of messy, early years, clay fuelled exploration and fun.
The project continues in the Autumn term at Play Station Day Nursery in Ledbury. Cant wait!