Tag Archive for primary school

Evergreens @ LPS

YR5 children co-construct values based story pots with the Evergreen Club LedburyGot 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.

Rain Forest Critters

Pottery toucans at Eastnor Pottery HerefordshireA 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.

Tenbury Wells Primary School

Potter Jon Williams worked with Tenbury Primary School WorcestershireCreated 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.

Ivington Primary School

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?)

Rain forest critters

Jon the Potter artist in school project with Bishops Cleeve Primary SchoolGreat to be back at Bishops Cleeve Primary School in Gloucestershire. Spent the day working with YR6 students making critters from the rain forest. Loving this partly painted, bug eyed tree frog.