We believe that the Arts, especially ceramics, can play a key role in sensory and creative development of children as well as improving their motor skills.
If you’re a parent reading this, chances are you will have had a chance to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel at school, however your children probably won’t be so lucky! Art departments, especially those in primary schools, have been simplified with an increased focus on core subjects. Add to this a lack of specialist knowledge in ceramics with in schools, and one by one you see the kilns and potter’s wheel disappearing from schools.
Whilst learning about clay and how to throw a pot it physically engages children with not only the Arts, but also:
· Geography - How and where is clay formed? How long does it take to be formed?
· History - How long have people been making pots for?
· Chemistry - What happens to the structure of clay as it dries and is fired?
· Physics Why does a pot get wider when the potter’s wheel spins faster?
If you’d like your children to have a go at making their own pots on the potter’s wheel, book them in for our half-term workshop on Thursday 15th February at 11am, where they’ll experience the incomparable joys of making two pots each on the wheel.
Each child will leave with a medal and certificate, plus they can collect the finished pieces 3 weeks later once they have been glazed and fired. This session is £20 per child and will last approximately 90 minutes.
* Please note booking and adult supervision are essential. Suitable for ages 8yrs+ only. This session does not include the option to return to paint the pots, when you return to collect the pots they will be cream in colour and coated in a shiny glaze.
To book, give us a call on 01273 628 952. Payment is taken upon booking.