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Creativity with clay; Tile murals and handbuilding workshops

Creativity with clay; Tile murals and handbuilding workshops
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Arty Pots clay workshops allow children to learn hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab rolling. The clays used are all suitable for firing in our kiln. Glazing sessions can also be arranged to for a really professional looking finished result.
We can work from any curricular theme or starting point to create a clay workshop or tile mural that is perfect for your schools needs. With over 25 years joint experience in schools and community groups Maria and Simon will make clay work fun and easy for you, creative and exciting for your pupils.

Tile Murals;
A theme based mural creates excitement and camaraderie in a colourful way that is timeless and durable, either indoors or out to enhance your school environment for years to come.

Two great options;
Painting onto bisque tiles with underglazes
We can provide a series of ‘bisque’ tiles marked out in your chosen design with the children working together to paint in the finished results. This option allows up to 400 children to take part in one day of activity, minimising disruption to your busy schedule.
Hand building a series of tiles
The more involved option where each participant creates and hand builds a clay tile. This would typically take a little longer to complete, but is a more creative and flexible approach.

The finished clay tiles are then mounted on a plywood background which has been cut and painted to enhance the theme or space you allocate to it. We have created clay tile murals for schools from 45 to 750 students.

Sculpting workshops teach the handbuilding skills of pinching, coiling and slab rolling. We can work from just about any starting point or topic and provide a stimulating and engaging clay project for your children.

Half day £200, upto 60 children
Full day £350, upto 120 children

Consecutive additional days £300
travel within a 50 mile radius of NG24 is free.
Outside this radius we charge travel at 30p per mile
Minimum booking half day

Here are just some of our completed school projects
Juniors at Worksop painted their own Willow Pattern Plates
Juniors at Robert Miles at Bingham used pinching to create a quirky set of bird feeders from stoneware clay.
Walesby Rainbows, Brownies and Guides painted Mothers Day Mugs and Christmas cookie plates.2013-10-12 14.13.17
Y3/4 pupils from Mount Street Primary, Newark painted tiles of ‘who inspires you’ for Red Nose Day.
Easter Story tile installation at Gunthorpe Primary, invloving the whole school in designing and painting the finished result.
Winthorpe C of E pupils slab rolled fish and practised joining techniques.
Testimonials
Mr Paul Rust, Head at Walesby Primary School;
Fantastic results! Maria showed the children how to make their clay creations using simple clear steps. All children succeeded and were proud of their work. Maria makes clay work so easy and so enjoyable. Her projects fit into our curriculum so well.”
Maria has a lovely manner with the children, encouraging and supporting them to produce work of a high standard. This mutual respect has led children to attempting more each year and their self esteem growing as a result.”
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Locations: England;
Telephone Number: 01636 918155
Postcode: NG24 1DT
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Workshop Themes: mini beasts, Tudors, Romans, Greeks, Stone Age, Christmas, Easter, Solar system, Black History, Vikings, Paganism, Green Man,
Ages (Keystages): Ages 2-5 (Early Years),  Ages 5-7 (KS1),  Ages 7-11 (KS2),  Ages 11-13 (KS3)
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