This term in art and crafts the children have been very lucky to have Kate, a ceramicist from The Devon Guild of Craftsmen, supporting them in lessons to create different pottery designs.
In their most recent session, the children were shown how to create “pinch pots”. They had to use wire to cut some clay and make a ball, put their thumb in the middle to make a hole and then pinch the sides to make a bowl shape. The children of course relished the opportunity to get their hands dirty and put their practical skills to work, and between them the children created an extensive variety of individual designs ranging from pinch pots, to clay fruit.
Over the coming weeks Kate will be showing the children a range of techniques and the pots will be fired and glazed. This is part of a continuing collaboration between Magdalen Court School and The Devon Guild of Craftsmen of which we are very proud.