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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

Mad Potter’s T-Party

Alice in Wonderland themed tea set for 150th anniversary of Louis Carol's bookSarah spent x2 Saturdays in early July in the Walled Garden in Ledbury providing pottery workshops as part of the town’s international acclaimed Poetry Festival. It is the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Families had the opportunity to collaborate on a giant terracotta T-Pot with each participant who dropped by modeling an Alice inspired piece of t-pot decoration.

Creative work on small tiles for giant tea set with Eastnor Pottery        Eastnor Pottery work with families to create celebratory tea set at Ledbury Poetry Festival
This is what Sarah had to say: “The first Saturday we formed the shape and the following week we embellished it. It was nice to see so many people who helped build the structure on day one, return the following week to contribute to the artwork.”

All ages collaborate to celebrate Alice in Wonderland's 150th anniversary   Participants very proud of their creative Lewis Carroll inspired work

Birthdays for all ages

The generational appeal of clay was highlighted by two recent birthday party workshops. This one year old’s family chose to make coil pots and pinch pot sculpture to mark their baby’s 1st.

Family celebrate their baby's first birthday at Eastnor Pottery















A few days later this creative fella and his friends visited the Pottery one Summer evening to celebrate his 60th.

Colourful clay creation made at a grown-ups pottery birthday party at Eastnor Pottery HerefordshireA pottery party to celebrate a 60th birthday at Eastnor Pottery



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