I couldn’t resist posting these wonderful images from another successful clay babies session, in Birmingham. A special mention goes to 13 week old Eva, who just blew us all away with her concentration and natural talent!

I’m very fortunate to work at Westfield Special School in Leominster, four times a year. This week I had the pleasure of helping Kingfisher class to produce a stack of terracotta garden ornaments. The snail plaques, ladybird dibbers, and flower pots will be sold at an event after Easter to raise funds for their annual residential trip to Dartmoor. Please take a look at the school’s wonderful website, which includes a couple of past pottery projects: http://www.westfield.hereford.sch.uk/EY_PAGE.asp?GRID=8&PAGE;_ID=73

 

John Masefield High School (JMHS) are keen to enhance the school campus in different ways. As part of this process, I’ve been meeting with the school’s Community Arts Officer, Jeanette McCulloch, discussing ideas and locations within the school to site a ceramic work of art – created by the students, for the students.

 

After much debate, we plumped for a series of ‘circular’ tile panels to be fixed to an exterior wall of the main hall.

 

The panels are various sizes, randomly spaced along the wall, creating the effect of bubbles.
This week I had the pleasure of working with 20 Gifted & Talented (G & T) students representing the cream of artistic talent from accross the school. The theme was ‘music and inspiration’. As you might expect, the quality of the work produced was fantastic. Just look at the magnificent segments above.

It’s not just little people who celebrate their special day with us at Eastnor Pottery. Claire and nine of her friends joined us after work to mark her 40th Birthday.

The girls opted for our two hour evening session, and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. As well as making a collaborative jug encrusted with clay flowers, made by each party goer, the girls took turns on the potter’s wheel. They also produced and painted individual coil-pots on a ‘garden’ theme.
Their masterpieces will be fired, glazed and ready to be picked up from the studio in a couple of weeks. If you would like a totally unique experience to mark that special occasion, please call 01531 633 886 to discuss your ideas.

Vin & Connie dropped by this week to pick up their lovely pots they made here in February. (See blog entry date Sunday 22nd February)