I visited central London earlier this week, working on behalf of www.eventurous.com. I’d been asked to deliver a potter’s wheel ‘breakout’ session for a corporate client. The extremely talented participants took to the task like ‘ducks to water’, and made some marvellous pots on the wheel.
Head teacher Lynda booked the studio for a staff team/inset session on Thursday. The gang spent the morning taking turns to throw shapes on the potter’s wheel and making coil pots. The sun appeared at lunchtime so the teachers and T.A’s were able to picnic on the lawn.
I spent a couple of days this week working at Grace Academy in Solihull. Children could opt into either clay with myself or football in the school hall. I was somewhat surprised by some of the footballing teenage lads, who, at lunch break, plonked themselves down at the clay tables and proceeded to make stuff for half an hour or so- “It really gets you focused” was one of the comments.
What better way to bond together a freshly formed team of marketing professionals than with mud!
Helen Forbes (Senior Category Insight Manager for Carlsberg), brought her colleagues to Eastnor Pottery, for a three hour teambuilding session. The group spent time making a collaborative pot, decorating the surface with self portraits and items symbolising their unique attributes and occupational contribution to the new team.