St Josephs RC Primary School visited us here at Eastnor Pottery on a sunny Autumnal morning to make clay dinosaurs with Sarah.
The KS2 children have been looking at volcanoes, dinosaurs and the Jurrasic era and the Art co-ordinater thought it a creative opportunity to realise some of their studies in clay.
The children spent a day with us in the inspirational setting of our artist’s studio making hollow diplodocus, liopleurodon and T-rex.
At lunchtime, they were able to picnic in our ‘Potting Tent’ marquee before spending some free time exploring the pottery sculptures dotted around the Pottery Garden and playing on our musical drum pots.
The group left the Pottery at 2pm to get back to Ross on Wye for the end of the school day – all agreed the day had been a creative, educational and successful school outing.
And when the children got back to school they wrote thank you letters. This is one of our faves:
My name is Morgan from St Josephs. Thank you for this phenomenal experience! It was amazing when you helped us to make the pot for Mrs Francis.
The models that you made were….well, I cant really explain how good they were. Jon is really nice and creative. You are so good, I was breath-taken, when I found out that you could make a toast rack, a kettle and lots of other useful things. Making the dinosaurs were incredible. Thank you so, so, so, so much! (Also, who do the horses belong to?)