plastic tray holding coil clay pots painted blue and a larger pot decorated with 3D faces

Just before the end of term we helped Yr 5&6 at Redmarley Primary School make a lovely collaborative pot. The students also made individual ‘Memory’ coil pots to remind themselves of their time spent at primary school.clay pot dcorated with 3D faces and coil clay pots in the background

plastic tray holding coil clay pots painted blue and a larger pot decorated with 3D faces

blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owl

blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owls face

It’s the last day of term – Hurrah!

Jon usually works with two or three schools a week, particularly in the Summer term when exams are out the way and arts weeks are common place. Obviously things were a little bit different this year but Jon still managed to visit one school a week, mainly to complete projects that had been arranged pre-pandemic.

This magnificent tile panel will be mounted outside the reception area at Grangefield Primary School in Bishops Cleeve, welcoming visitors to the school forever more.

Head teacher Karen commissioned Jon to work with every child in the school to produce a collaborative, wall mounted artwork to celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary. The owl is both school emblem and logo and made for a really strong graphic. If you get close up you’ll see the piece has been assembled from individual feathers – each one made by a different pupil.

potter jon williams leaning over putting blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owl

terracotta tiles painted blue and green with a glue gun tip in corner and glue on wooden surface

 

blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owl

blue plaque with writing writing reading' grangefield school 2000-2020' and sgraffito writing reading 'celebrating our 20th anniversary, flying high to spread our wings, eastnor pottery'

BUCKET!

July 21 & 28

August 4, 11 & 18

We’re delighted to announce details of our fun and creative sessions for families in the approaching summer holidays.

Bucket is the seasonal theme and participants will make a ‘coil pot’ bucket filled with seaside inspired loveliness. The spoils of rock pooling come to mind – crabs, fish, seashells etc but equally the bucket might be hiding a deep sea monster, octopus or a blue whale – anything goes!

As soon as families have finished modelling their creations, they’ll have the opportunity to paint them using a rainbow of coloured slips and underglazes. The work will need to dry thoroughly before it’s fired and glazed. This whole process takes about a month and participants will be contacted once their pottery has emerged from the kiln.

If customers are unable to collect their masterpieces, P+P can be arranged at £5 per model.

The clay fueled fun takes place on the following dates: 21 July, 28 July, 4 Aug, 11 Aug and 18 Aug with 1.5 hr sessions starting at 9.30am, 11.30am and 2pm.

The cost is £20 per person and all children must be accompanied by a fee paying adult. (Due to social distancing, there isn’t space for spectators or helpers – sorry!)

Book your places ONLINE or telephone 01531 633886.

owl drawing in degments projected on to wooden board, with clay pots in the foreground

jon williams drawing on to board with a projection of an owl template

A little preparation for a BIG tile panel project at Grangefield Primary School in Bishops Cleeve Gloucestershire. Jon worked with the whole school over two days to construct a giant ceramic version of the school’s logo. Each child contributed a tile and the composite image was commissioned to celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary.

Must say it’s great to be back on the road working in Primary Schools and early years!

drawing of an owl in segments on a projector owl drawing in segments projected on to wooden board with measurement tracing paper on top

owl drawing in degments projected on to wooden board, with clay pots in the foreground

hand holding card board with measurement sections drawn on with black marker

 

clay hand modeled tepee with green base, fire and white chair

 

group of children sat around table taking part in a hand clay modelling session

Big thank you to all the lovely potters who took part in our GLAMPING clay modelling sessions for families. You’re all clay superstars and your creations are going to look so cool once they emerge from the kiln. Lovely to catch-up with Bubbles Nursery too!

blue plastic with 15 squared lumps of clay on toptable with round wooden boards and children's chairs surrounding ready for a clay modelling session

 

clay hand modeled tepee surrounded with multicoloured bunting and red heart on top of door with a green base

clay hand modeled lady with ornage hair, purple top and green bottomclay hand modeled tepee red and blue with person sat on a chair, fire and a white dog

mother with son and daughter embracing next to clay creations made at eastnor pottery

hand modeled clay tree with a green base

child's hand holding painting brush, painting a purple hand modelled camper van made from clay

clay hand modeled tepee with green base, fire and white chairpurple camper van with a yellow flower on the side, with a green base and white rabbit, hand modeled with clay

child holding pink 10th birthday baloon next to clay creation made at eastnor pottery2 adults and 2 children stood outside pottery holiding 10th birthday baloon and trays with their clay creations made at eastnor pottery

hand clay model depicting a glamping scene created by a child and painted with under glaze

selection of modeled clay painted with glazes, create by children with glazes in the background

child's hand holding up clay creation of a lady inside a sleeping bag painted orange, white, pink, yellow and bluetable with pots of glazes and water with paintbrushes inside after a clay modelling session