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Winterfold House School

YR1 children from Winterfold House School worked with Jon the Potter from Eastnro Pottery in Herefordshire to make this collaborative clay sculpture based upon the book Handas SurpriseSpent a lovely day working with YR1 and Reception at Winterfold School in Worcestershire.

The book Handa’s surprise provided the inspiration for YR1’s creations with the children making a collaborative fruit bowl filled with fruit and animals from the tale.

Reception had been looking at The Three Billy Goats Gruff and opted to make pottery trolls as well as decorating a superb  pot made on the potter’s wheel. Big thanks to the staff who made me feel most welcome.

I was fortunate to sample a school dinner at lunchtime – the banana mouse a particular stand-out moment of a most enjoyable day!

Educational work with schools

Collaborative pots made by birmingham school children and Ethan from Eastnor PotteryAs always, the Spring and Summer school terms are extremely busy for Eastnor Pottery and the Flying Potter.

We visit approximately 2-3 educational settings a week sharing the many benefits of working with clay with literally thousands of children and young people in and around the West Midlands.

Since Christmas we have worked with the following schools:

Ledbury Primary – exploring communication and literacy via clay & pottery

Washwood Heath Nursery – EYFS play with clay.

St Benedicts, Birmingham – Exploritary potter’s wheel sessions

Staunton on Wye - cups & saucers with YR 5&6

Vale of Evesham School - Coil pots for Mother’s day

Marlbrook, Hereford – Individual Buddhas

Woodlands Infants, Solihull – Clay dinosaurs with Reception

Chuckery Primary, Walsall – Greek coil pots YR3

Stanley Rd, Worcester – Show Garden for Malvern Spring Show

Prince Alberts, Birmingham – Spring collaborative pots and individual works

Lea Forest, Birmingham – Collaborative terracotta planters with whole school (260 children!)

Phew!!!! No doubt we’ll be coming to a school near you after the Easter break!

Peace & serenity at Marlbrook Primary School

Pottery buddha inspired clay figures made by children at Marlbrook Primary School HerefordI love my periodic visits to Marlbrook Primary School in Hereford. The children and staff are so welcoming and value greatly the opportunity to work with clay.

The day whizzes by in a whirl of energy and enthusiasm and the pottery results are pretty amazing too.

Get a load of these Buddhas made with YR6 on a recent visit.

Early Years Fun at St Benedicts

Bag of clay transforms into a clay pirate at Birmingham Nursery SchoolI was fortunate to spend x4 very creative and messy days in January at St Benedicts Infants School in Birmingham, working with the lovely children and staff in the Nursery.

We explored soft clay on the potter’s wheel as well as fired ceramic sculpture specifically designed for the U5’s to play with.

Here’s a clay pirate transformed from a bag of clay. Click here for some more lovely clay creations made by the children.

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