Tuesday, March 11, 2014

After school kids pottery

This is definitely the best part of my working week.
I just love after school classes,
encouraging young people to enjoy and embrace their creativity.

Amilia is my youngest student
who started classes at the beginning of this year.
She is completing a set of bowl and cup (wheel thrown)
with a rabbit image, on a hand made plate I
 would have included an image of the wheel thrown items but the   kiln was a bit too hot 
when we got to class 
We have a student contributed ideas book
that is referred to when required and today was one of those days.

Making a favourite animal is important

and the teacher was a bit distracted
with Sasha on the wheel for just the second time.

She did a great job, a few misses
but there are three pots to clean up next week.

Her brother was busy making and alien,

I love this image when a little arm comes into the frame
and removes the yellow under glaze.

To celebrate some adult students,
Jennifer has excelled with this firing.
She is more comfortable with low firing
but she has excelled with this foray into
Stoneware.
Giving the experience of clay to my students is definitely the best part of my week.









4 comments:

Annie said...

That's great Jayne. I wish you worked at my school. You could help me encourage the kids in the garden...I love that job too. At the wkd I met a blog follower of both you and Me...she came up and said hi which was nice. Keep up the good work with those pottery kids. How's the new shed going?

Gary's third pottery blog said...

clay and kids = totally natural, too bad more adults are not artistic! Just to make you shake your head in wonder, look at my blog today and the snow....

Chris said...

Hi Jayne, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

catherine roberts said...

You have such a creative life with the garden and pottery,thank you visiting and yes juggling is something you have to plan for,Ive seen quite a few people who have broken and given up and nearly all have cited family as the reason for giving up study online