Jon’s philosophy is firmly rooted in the Reggio Emilia approach which doesn’t impose ideas on the children but provides a creative environment and framework for them  to explore and develop their own ideas. If you are seeking a ceramic, permanent outcome you can be assured of professional and stunning results.

arts workshops for primary school led by jon the potter from eastnor pottery & the flying potter

The benefits: 


Collaboration: Workshops often involve the children working together to produce a collaborative piece. This approach nurtures respect for each other’s contribution and a sense of shared ownership and pride in the final work.

self-esteem:  There is no such thing as a clay mistake! The positive nature of Jon’s approach encourages participants to feel good about their creative decisions – particularly those who maybe don’t achieve in other areas of the curriculum.

Versatile The workshops don’t have to be art & craft led. Clay can be incorporated into all aspects of the curriculum. Whether it’s a ‘changing material’ in science or constructing an ancient dwelling in history, the potential for a theme is infinite.

fired results : Jon can transport the work back to his studio for firing, glazing and boxed ready for dispatch.

Home or away: Jon will arrive on time at your school, fully equipped with potter’s wheel, tools, materials and bags of inspiration. Alternatively, you could visit Eastnor Pottery on the beautiful Eastnor Castle Estate to work. The studio can accommodate up to 25 children at a time and has a lawn area for picnics (great for a summer term outing!)

What we offer:

  • – Collaborative and commemorative whole school wall panels and sculpture
  • – Complimentary planning sessions
  • – Forest school activities
  • – Individual works
  • – Large scale exterior mud sculpture
  • – Potter’s wheel assemblies
  • – Professional fired and glazed results
  • – School outings and workshops at Eastnor Pottery
  • – Staff training
  • – Truly mobile service anywhere in the UK
  • – We provide all tools and materials

“You had a lovely, easy rapport with the children who were very focused throughout the session. It was a pleasure to have you working with us in the school.” Pembridge Primary School, Hfds

“You have a special magic that warms the heart of everyone you work with!” Castle Hill Primary, Gloucester

Cost: Half day, full day rates available. Discounts for series bookings and residencies. 

How to book: For availability and bookings please contact Eastnor Pottery, tel: 01531 633886, email:

examples of workshops in primary schools