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Just So Festival Clay Babies!

Happy Clay Baby at Just So Festival with Eastnor Pottery and The Flying PotterHad so much fun working with the youngest festival goers attending the brilliant Just So festival over the weekend. For the past 5 years, Lottie and myself have provided sensory, exploratory and very, very messy clay play sessions for the under 4’s and their families. We hope you enjoy these marvellously mucky snaps from this year’s festival and of course a whopping great big thank you to all of you who came to visit us. Great to catch up with the regulars too!!

Jon with clay babies




Mad Potter’s T-Party

Alice in Wonderland themed tea set for 150th anniversary of Louis Carol's bookSarah spent x2 Saturdays in early July in the Walled Garden in Ledbury providing pottery workshops as part of the town’s international acclaimed Poetry Festival. It is the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Families had the opportunity to collaborate on a giant terracotta T-Pot with each participant who dropped by modeling an Alice inspired piece of t-pot decoration.

Creative work on small tiles for giant tea set with Eastnor Pottery        Eastnor Pottery work with families to create celebratory tea set at Ledbury Poetry Festival
This is what Sarah had to say: “The first Saturday we formed the shape and the following week we embellished it. It was nice to see so many people who helped build the structure on day one, return the following week to contribute to the artwork.”

All ages collaborate to celebrate Alice in Wonderland's 150th anniversary   Participants very proud of their creative Lewis Carroll inspired work

Pottery fun in the sun at Hellens

Visitors to Hellens Garden Festival 2015 get creative with clayIn the depths of Winter, we were asked by the organisers of The Garden Festival at Hellens House if we would like to participate in the 2015 event.

We’d been aware of the two day festival for some considerable time but until this year, hadn’t had the opportunity to visit.

WOW! A great event and the sun shone down on record numbers of visitors strolling around the gardens taking in the stalls, demonstrators and charming gardens.

We challenged passers by to model a fairy, imp or elf which they could take away with them to dry and paint at home.

If you’ve yet to visit the house and gardens at Hellens, we can strongly recommend a visit this Summer – a truly magical and enchanting day out for sure.



Bilston’s make a pot workshop

Girl making pottery on the potter's wheel in Bilston Craft GalleryA couple of weeks ago in half term I travelled to the brilliant Bilston Craft gallery in Woverhampton to facilitate children’s pottery workshops. The sessions were part of the touring Crafts Council show/event called ‘Acts of Making’

Lovely clay work performance piece by Clare Twomey Is it madness. Is it beauty.

More of my photos from the Gallery.

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