Got to spend a lovely morning in the company of Ledbury’s Evergreens at Ledbury Primary School.
Evergreens is a well-established club (in its 48th year) providing a weekly meeting for senior citizens within the Ledbury area to meet for a chat and Tea. Once a month they arrange an outing/or “treat”. Last week’s treat – Jon the Potter, a selection of articulate YR5 students and a bag of clay!
The children chatted with the Evergreen’s about their School’s values based education before helping members construct their own ‘values’ based story pots based upon their life long experience.
Lots of stories, anecdotes and lively discussion – oh and some super clay constructions too.
A little while ago we worked with YR6 at Bishops Cleeve Primary School making clay animals from the Rain Forest. Having been painted in slips & underglazes, shipped back to Eastnor Pottery and fired, the critters emerged from the kiln recently looking pretty amazing.
Apprentice Ethan enjoyed setting up little compositions and photographing them around the Pottery garden. Here’s the rest of his images.
Created a stunning collection of collaborative terracotta sculptures with the children at Tenbury Primary School.
KS2 made owls whilst the little ones made the life cycle of a butterfly.
Nursery helped construct this rather handsome clay man during the interactive demonstration of pottery techniques.
Here’s the Collaborative terracotta crocodile made by the children at St Peter’s Primary School in Bromyard.
Each child in the school helped build the underlying structure before creating highly individual, decorated crocodile skin tiles to attach to the surface.
Ethan and myself travelled to the outskirts of Leominster in Herefordshire to deliver a day’s worth of clay fuelled fun with the good folk at Ivington Primary School.
I’ve been an occasional guest artist at the school for a number of years, dating back to the turn of the century! So far we’ve co-created a giant tile panel in the shape of the school badge, a magnificent oak mosaic in the playground and a range of terracotta collaborative plant pots for their outside spaces.
This time around we produced a giant clock to be installed in the playground.
Here are the photos from the day including the whole school, potter’s wheel demonstration in assembly. (You may have to scroll down the page to see them?)