fruit tree tile panels made from pottery by school childrenCheck out these brilliant fruit trees made by the whole of Badsey First School in Worcestershire. The project was funded by The Badsey Society and took place in the Summer term. The tile panels were unveiled at the School’s Harvest Festival a week or so ago. Thankyou Mr Asparagus!

tiles made by children at badsey first school worcestershireYou’ll have to take my word for it but under the bubble wrap there are three wonderful tile panels made by the whole of Badsey First School near Evesham Worcestershire – An apple, pear and plum tree all fired, glazed, mounted on boards and ready for dispatch.

Each child in the school contributed a leaf or fruit and the finished works are destined for permanent display in the school playground.

As soon as they are installed I’ll post a photo on our website. Watch this space!

sticky clay stuck to sole of child's shoe at badsey village hallClay is such a sticky material – particulary if you’re sporting a pair of brand new Doodles.

Spent a morning working with parents and young children on behalf of Apple Vale Children’s Centre. The sessions took place at Badsey Village Hall with all the youngsters experiencing the potter’s wheel – many for the first time.

Back in the Summer term Jon visited Evesham Nursery with film-maker Elena Yung. They spent the day filming the children exploring the clay. This is the first of a short series of films recording the young peoples response to the potter’s wheel.

a princesses clay castle made by a young potter at worcester museum and art gallery with jon the potter from eastnor pottery and the flying potterSpent a warm but enjoyable morning working with a group of children at Worcester Museum & Art Gallery.

They have a ‘Legends’ exhibition on at the mo and we used this as inspiration for the clay work. Artist Kate Brooks has built a huge dragon in one of the spaces vacated by the Library to celebrate the the local legend of Maud & the Dragon. We took a look at the giant monster before returning to the activity area to make our very own clay castles and dragons.

To see the results click here.