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Stay and Play at St Thomas

It always gives me great pleasure to be back at the St Thomas Children’s Centre. This time I enjoyed working with families at the Centre’s hugely popular ‘Stay and Play’ session. The gang were painting pebbles, so we all had a go at producing pebble pots to put them in. I’m always glad to have […]


Monday Magic

There’s a group of adults who meet regularly at the St Thomas Centre on a Monday morning. The session is known as ‘Monday Magic’. Jon had the pleasure of working with them again early this week. The group is made up of individuals from a range of cultures and different backgrounds, lots of stories and […]


A Busy Day in Brum

I split my Tuesday between two Birmingham Children’s Centres in the city. Surestart Soho was my first port of call. It was the first time I’d worked at the centre, so I introduced myself to the families by way of an interactive potter’s wheel demonstration. The resulting pot turned into a collaborative spider sculpture with […]


The Tiger who came to tea…at the Pottery!

Lottie and myself had great fun over 1/2 term (seems like an age ago now!)working with x4 Birmingham Children’s Centres exploring language and learning via the medium of clay. The children’s book ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ by Judith Kerr provided the inspiration and families got hands-on with clay in the Centres and here […]


The very hungry caterpillar finished artworks

Earlier in the year I spent seven wonderful days working with different groups at the creative St Thomas Children’s Centre in Birmingham. We made a whole variety of ceramic panels and free standing sculpture based upon the excellent children’s book ‘The very hungry caterpillar’. As well as producing some stunning, ceramic artwork, the participants developed […]