I did a Summer project with a group of people with a range of disabilities. We made a tile picture to represent where they live and their interests and creativity. I am always impressed by the imagination and thought they put in to their work.
The challenge for me was to fix everything to a backing, grout it and frame it.
The completed tile picture for Waterside
On Sunday December 4th, Richard and I did a workshop for a group in Medmenham. The youngsters ranged from 8-17 years old. They glazed their pottery pieces and then we fired them. We even tried some Obvara firing. We were blessed with perfect weather.
setting up the kilns
Everyone had a good time and the results were great.
keeping an eye on the firing
glazing the pottery
the hardest bit is cleaning the pots afterwards!
I loved the chickens. They came out to be nosy.
Mike, Mandy, Ben, Jack and Josie came for a day of making pots on the wheel. It was very warm- thank goodness for watermelon and ice creams.
Jack pulling up the walls of the pot.
Josie centering and starting to open the pot.
They all had fun and made quite a few pots. Everyone had a go. There was a quite a bit of competion going on – surprise, surprise in the Usher family. It is amazing what I learn as I am trying to help others learning about the basics.
Even Alex joined in, he had never tried throwing before. Perhaps even Chris will try this out sometime……
Alex determined to get it right first time!