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Just So Festival Clay Babies!

Happy Clay Baby at Just So Festival with Eastnor Pottery and The Flying PotterHad so much fun working with the youngest festival goers attending the brilliant Just So festival over the weekend. For the past 5 years, Lottie and myself have provided sensory, exploratory and very, very messy clay play sessions for the under 4’s and their families. We hope you enjoy these marvellously mucky snaps from this year’s festival and of course a whopping great big thank you to all of you who came to visit us. Great to catch up with the regulars too!!

Jon with clay babies




Creative summer term 2015

Finished Animal Project with Eastnor Pottery           More Finished Pottery Art Pieces with Eastnor Pottery

So so busy towards the back end of the Summer term we didn’t get the chance to publish some of the amazing pottery projects we undertook with schools and early year’s settings, in and around the West Midlands. Here are a couple of examples:
King Edward VI School Aston in Birmingham held their Festival of Cultures event on the 3rd July 2015. We worked with groups of boys enabling them to realize some of their creative aspirations in clay.
Elmley Castle First School near Evesham Worcester invited Jon the Potter to work with the children to make a collaborative 3D clay sculpture based upon their natural environment and personal interests.

Early Hurly Burly Clay

Young Hands Making Clay DogEarly Hurly Burly is an amazing music and early year’s project that’s been taking place in libraries across x9 Counties. We’ve been privileged to be involved in this innovative venture offering music inspired clay sessions for youngsters and their parents in Worcestershire and Herefordshire libraries.

Early Hurly Burley Humpty Dumpty Model
The sessions have been organic in nature progressing in directions inspired and driven by the participants. We’ve been singing, moving and making clay objects with children as young as 18 months – worms, biscuits and other clay culinary delights inspired by familiar nursery rhymes and songs. Great fun!

Large creation with Early Hurly Burley

Flying Potter lands in the Castle!

Families work with the Flying Potter at Eastnor CastleWe’ve been supplying family pottery events for the magnificent Eastnor Castle for 15 years and really look forward to working with their visitors and staff. We work with hundreds of participants a day in the Castle Courtyard and usually take the opportunity to make a collaborative sculpture. In the past we have made owls, totem poles and last year a brace or two of terracotta pheasants.

Small Alice in Wonderland themed tiles made with Eastnor Pottery for celebratory tea set                   Careful family collaboration for 150th anniversary tea set with Eastnor Pottery

This year we produced giant and collaborative t-cups and saucers in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The Castle are holding an Alice inspired event on the August Bank Holiday weekend and we’ll make sure the cups & saucers are available for visitors to marvel and enjoy. We will also ensure the magnificent collaborative T-pot made as part of the Ledbury Poetry Festival will make an appearance.Families of all ages collaborate for giant 150th anniversary tea set          Eastnor Pottery and all ages create small tiles for giant tea set for 150th Alice in Wonderland anniversary

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