This time Jon worked with a gang of students from John Masefield High School, to produce this fantastic piece of earth furniture. It was built in situ at Ledbury Youth Centre in their magnificent garden. The sofa is planted with grass seed, which will have sprouted and spread to produce a lush turf finish- all in time for Ledbury in Bloom.
The studio was well populated last weekend as no less than 10 guests enjoyed a mixture of throwing and handbuilding on our April weekend workshop. Seven wheels a whirling.One of the youngest participants we’ve ever had on our weekend potter’s wheel workshops. Paige grasped the technique very early on and threw some amazing shapes- a glittering career in clay awaits for sure, if it’s something she wants to do!Hannah, Claire and Michelle, all previous potter’s wheel workshop veterans, returned on Saturday to try their hands at handbuilding. The girls coiled a terracotta owl each for their gardens which will be ready in a few weeks time.
Jon visited the school on several occasions during the spring term working with each year group to make a separate year group tree.
Every single child in the school produced at least two leaves and helped make creepy crawlies for the trunk sections. Bearing in mind there are 450 pupils in the school, the project generated a mammoth amount of tiles, all of which had to be individually stuck onto the specially prepared tree shaped boards. Phew!
The trees are going to be mounted on the wall around the school for all the children and staff to enjoy.
The fantastic weather on Saturday enabled these lucky young ladies to enjoy their picnic in the pottery garden. Phoebe and friends made ‘Owl and the Pussycat’ models before heading outside into the late afternoon sunshine.