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Pottery parrots in the orchard

Clay Parrots being made with Jon the Flying Potter from Eastnor Pottery

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.

Bishops Cleeve Academy Planters

Eastnor Pottery and Bishops Cleeve work together to make terracotta coil pot plantersGreat 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.

Pottery in schools

Eastnor Pottery's Previous Tile Panel made at Northwick Manor Infants SchoolThe 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.

Pottery Workshop of the Past with Eastnor Pottery and Abberley School

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