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)

Eastnor Pottery has a new place to show the world what it does, take a look at the new web album www.picasaweb.google.com/eastnorpottery