Category Archives: Family fun

Waterside Tile picture

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

Raku workshop

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

setting up the kilns

Everyone had a good time and the results were great.

keeping an eye on the firing

keeping an eye on the firing

glazing the pottery

glazing the pottery

the hardest bit is cleaning the pots afterwards!

the hardest bit is cleaning the pots afterwards!

I loved the chickens. They came out to be nosy.

cropped chicks-small jpg



Eastbourne Usher pottery day

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 on the potters wheel (small)

Jack pulling up the walls of the pot.

Josie on the potters wheel v3 (small)

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!