Periodically, I get to work with the New Parents’ group at the St Thomas Children’s Centre in Birmingham. The opportunity to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel is a valuable experience and one you are never to young to engage in!
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It was good to be back at the St Thomas Children’s Centre this week. I spent the morning in the willow room, working with groups of talented 2-3 year olds. The aim – to start work on a huge collaborative planter. We all sat around the circular table singing along to the “squeeze squeeze, roll […]
Jon returned to the St Thomas Children’s Centre to work with the father’s group and their children. The Dads brought their offspring along and considering the huge age range of children, (2yrs to 16yrs) they all worked alongside each other in perfect harmony. Everybody accessed the clay in so many different ways depending upon their […]
Having just a few hours to catch his breath from his Cambridge exploits, The Flying Potter was on the road again. This time, destination St Thomas Centre in Birmingham. Followers of this blog will know that Jon has been working with different groups from the Centre for some considerable time. On Saturday it was the […]
Having finished the New Parents session in the morning, Jon ‘hot foots’ it across to work with children and staff in the centre’s childcare. These free flow, organic sessions often take place ‘alfresco’ in the willow room’s garden. Clay is pressed into bark, trod into tarmac and mixed with sand and other naturally occurring stuff […]