SCHOOL WORKSHOPS/ VISITS
We have years of experience delivering accessible and fun workshops to schools and special needs groups all over the country. Our workshops provide children of all ages and abilities the chance to experiment and explore their creativity in a new way.
Clay is a flexible medium and can be incorporated easily into a wide range of curriculum or fun based activities. We can tailor workshops to your class requirements. Some popular past workshops include collaborate sculptures and tile projects, ancient historic dwellings, Greek theatre masks and Egyptian canopic jars. The potential for a theme is endless!
There are 2 workshop options for visiting schools. Each run for approx 90 mins depending on the number of children, up to a max of 20 children per workshop.
Option 1: Pot throw & Decoration Workshop
Each child will make their very own pot on the potter's wheel & afterwards decorate their creation using coloured slips. Demonstration on how to get started, along with expert tuition is on hand throughout. The children's masterpieces will then be left at the pottery for firing & glazing to change them into usable ceramic pieces. Pots will be ready to collect from the studio approx. 5-6 weeks later.
Option 2: Themed Clay Modelling Workshop (You are free to think of a theme or we can provide the theme ourselves)
A themed session where children can enjoy hand-building a fabulous clay creation using the coiling technique. Children will also have the chance to paint their models using a decorative slip. The children’s masterpiece will be left at the pottery to dry thoroughly before they are fired and given a transparent glaze. Approx. 5-6 weeks later we will notify you by email about collection.
Cost is £16 per child. We supply aprons, all materials, tools etc. Due to health & safety we cannot permit food/drink in the studio.
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Comments From Past Schools
"It has been brilliant to have been able to have visited Honeybourne Pottery for the past three years with my Y6 pupils. We have always received such a fantastic welcome and it is a wonderful opportunity for the children to experience first-hand what it is like to work in an artists' studio. The expertise on offer from Annabel and Alan is second-to-none and the children are able to produce work of the highest quality. We have linked our work to our topic on Ancient Greece and have thrown pots as well as creating theatre masks. I have been impressed by the value for money from our visit, but most importantly, the overall experience for the children. They are still talking about it now!"
Deputy Head Teacher, Tirlebrook Primary School
"I want to say a really big thank you for creating such a fun workshop for the Year 5 children, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. We would definitely recommend you to schools."
Year 5 Class Teacher, Lakeside Primary School
"Honeybourne Pottery have been coming to Tewkesbury C of E Primary for many years, delivering many successful pottery lessons for a wide range of primary pupils. They are always willing to fit into the schools overcrowded timetable and happily deal with classes of 30+ pupils of all ability levels. I have no hesitation in recommending Honeybourne Pottery to all interested schools."
Year 5 Class Teacher, Tewkesbury C of E Primary School
Staff also have the opportunity to extend their hands-on knowledge at one of our team-building exercise days. All workshops can be undertaken in school or at our studio.