Lunchtime at Eastnor Pottery with Marches Trust The Marches Family Network (MFN) provides support for young people with disabilities and their families. We’ve been supplying pottery experiences for the Herefordshire/Shropshire organisation for a number of years and in November 2015, groups from both Hereford and Leominster visited the Pottery to make Christmas inspired arty-facts! The unseasonably mild  conditions enabled the Hereford group to enjoy a picnic in the Pottery garden before returning to the studio to paint their clay creations.

Jon Williams at the NCW Blind College The Marvellous Creations from the New College Worcester with Eastnor Pottery

Jon had the privilage to work with students and staff at New College Worcester. 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the Blind College and art teacher Nicky commissioned Jon to work with all the students to create a commemmorative wall panel celebrating life at the College. Each student made an individual tile in the shape of either a fruit or leaf, which when mounted on the wall will form a giant apple tree.

 

 

Students at Special school get hands on with the clay on the potter's wheel with Herefordshire artist Jon the PotterJust completed a fab artist residency at the welcoming and caring Sunfield School near Stourbridge. Students and staff got to explore the sensory delights of working with clay in a series of one to one potter’s wheel sessions. I totaly value my experience at Sunfield and the students respond to the material in such a positive manor.

National Star College at Fresh Air Sculpture ExhibitionHad the privilege to deliver a couple of day’s worth of clay workshops in the idyllic grounds of The Old Rectory in Quenington. I’m exhibiting a couple of pieces in the Fresh Air Sculpture show and was contracted to deliver a few hands-on potter’s wheel sessions for a number of groups with special educational needs who were visiting the show.  I had great fun working with the students from National Star College – Dom interpreted the pot throwing bit very literally! I’ve added a few pics taken by lecturer and ceramic artist Sam who was on call with a very nice camera and flair for composition.

clay pinch-pt bird in a nest made by student at vale of evesham school worcestershireRecently completed x3 creative and fun packed after-school sessions for the students at the Vale of Evesham Special School. We explored pinch-pot, coiling and slab building techniques as well as the potter’s wheel.

Loving this goggle eyed chick in it’s ‘nest’ produced on the potter’s wheel.