Archive for key stage 1&2
The approaching Olympic games in Rio provided the inspiration for the annual Arts Week at Cherry Orchard Primary School in Worcester recently.
Jon worked with x3 YR1 classes helping the children to make individual parrots based upon the animated film ‘Rio’.
The children’s creations were transported back to Eastnor Pottery for a bisque firing, providing the perfect surface for the children to paint in brightly coloured acrylics back at School.
Great to see these wonderful collaborative plant pots potted up and positively blooming! They were made by three classes of YR3 youngsters at Bishops Cleeve Academy in Gloucestershire. The pots were made in April when Jon visited the school and are encrusted with bugs and mini beasts, exquisitely modelled by the talented children. The terracotta art-works now take pride of place in the school’s sensory garden.
The Summer term is a particularly busy time as a lot of schools hire our services for a special ‘one off’ creative project.
We’ve been facilitating clay workshops for schools in the Three Counties for the past 20 years and I reckon we’ve worked with at least 3/4 of the educational settings in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.
It is always a pleasure to rekindle a relationship with a school we’ve worked with previously – we also get to see how the creative results have stood the test of time.
Even though the children who made the work have long since grown up, it’s always a delight to see past ceramic successes still on public display. Here’s a couple of tile panels we’ve come across in the last few weeks.
Collaborative hot air balloon tile panels made with the children at Holland House Infants School in Sutton Coldfield. These fantastic works of ceramic art will adorn the front of the school for visitors, staff, pupils and their parents to cherish and admire for evermore.