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pottery break-out activity for business client led by eastnor pottery and the flying potter at cotswold conference centre in worcestershire‘Something creative, fun and a little competative’ was the brief from The Cotswold Conference Centre who were organising a break-out activity for one of their corporate clients. The Quality Assurance team had been hard at work in the conference suit and required an indoor activity to complement the figure crunching.

We turned up with our four potter’s wheels, floor covering and bags of inspirational ideas and techniques for the participants to sample. Everybody threw a pot or two on the wheel as well as creating some wonderful, hand modelled objects. The company had also just launched a competition for employees to design a new public sculpture for the factory entrance – A golden opportunity indeed for a bit of creative play and design work.

suit & tie & clayIn an attempt to spread a little mud love amongst the business fraternity, Eastnor Pottery and The Flying Potter took a stand at the Worcester Expo 2012 held at Six Ways Worcester Rugby Club.

Jon the Potter had a continuous stream of eager participants (probably the best dressed potter’s you’ll ever see?) each making their very own little clay pot on the potter’s wheel.

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.