I’ve been working with the fabulous St Thomas Children’s Centrethis week and last producing clay work based upon Eric Carle’s classic children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I’m working with participant groups right across the Centre exploring literacy, conversation, mark making and the creative benefits of working with clay. New parents and their very young children (some as […]
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Spent a stimulating and inspiring day at the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra last Friday. This was the third and final in a short series of reflective workshop days set up in partnership with St Thomas Children’s Centre and supported by Bright Space. It was attended by early years artists, educators and arts organisations who are passionate about […]
Love these little impressions from a recent new parents pottery session at St Thomas Children’s Centre in Birmingham.
How many of us can confess to having our first potter’s wheel experience at the age of four months? This was Jon’s 3rd and final session with new parent group at the St Thomas Children’s Centre in Birmingham. So much rapid development occurs in those early months. It was a joy to behold the advances […]
Jon spent another pleasant morning with new parents and their children at the St Thomas Children’s Centre. These exploratory sessions give the children their first clay experience – sampling texture, temperature and squidgyness of the raw material. Take a look at the previous St Thomas Babies entry.