Sarah and Jon joined forces to work with the entire population of Marlbrook Primary School in Hereford. The participatory arts project took place during British values week and each child contributed a clay creation towards a giant, three dimensional, terracotta tea service.
Eastnor Pottery always looks forward to its visits to Marlbrook and enjoys the reminders of past ceramic triumphs undertaken with the School. .
Check out these x8 magnificent oak tree tile panels in the library made in 2010.
We have produced so many collaborative ceramic tile panels with so many schools and early years settings that occasionally, we never get to see the results assembled and presented on the wall.
Following a memorable and busy couple of days working with the whole of Martley Primary School, the fired tiles were dispatched from the Pottery loose in boxes. This all happened years ago and although I was aware the panel had been installed, I never had the opportunity to view the creation or embarrassingly request a photo.
A friend of a friend of a teacher who I recently worked with, forwarded this photo of the Martley Owl, which I must say has weathered very well and still looks capital despite it’s age.
Love my visits to Woodlands Infant School in Shirley, Solihull. On this occasion I worked with year 2, encouraging each pupil to make a slab built house reminiscent of the architecture common at the time of the Great Fire of London.
Quite an advanced clay project for sure, but the children’s hollow houses look all the better for being dented and squashed!
The clay houses will be fired (appropriately so) and returned to the school later in the term.
Woodloes Primary School in Warwickshire employed ceramic artist Jon Williams to help the entire school create 8 magnificent collaborative planters. Each terracotta pot was built by a different YR group, with every child making a clay selfie to decorate the surface.
Each YR group documented their clay session – results of which can be seen by selecting the appropriate link below:
Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
We are often called upon by primary schools to work with children to extend their learning about certain topics within the curriculum.
Ancient Greece provides ample opportunity for clay and pottery work and if we had a pound for every time….
Jon had a lovely day working in Newent with Yr 4, 5 and 6 at Picklenash Junior School, part of the Federation of Newent Schools. The children made their very own interpretations of traditional shapes, examples of which can be seen by selecting the following links: Amphorae, Skyphoi, Hydriai and Rhyton.