As the academic year comes to an end, staff at the Nursery are well aware of the children who naturally gravitate towards certain activities. In an attempt to engage a fair proportion of mainly boys who slip through the art/clay net, Jon set out his stall in the garden where the lads normally congregate.

The children were encouraged to throw, stomp and smear clay over a giant piece of perspex. The effect was very positive with participant numbers swelling to an all-time high!

On Wednesday, Jon kicked off a summer term project working with the children at Brearley Teviot Nursery. The Nursery is renowned for its work with artists and has a great track record for providing creative learning opportunities for the young children who attend.

Over the next six weeks Jon will work with the staff and pupils in a variety of ways, exploring clay and ceramic in all its glorious forms. As well as facilitating the workshop sessions, Jon will produce documentation – a pictorial record to serve as a reminder of just some of the marvellous things you can do with clay.