Today, Elder Class visited Honeybourne Pottery as part of our topic on Ancient Greece. The children worked alongside professional artists Kath and Paul to 'throw' pots that will eventually become drinking vessels. Sitting at a potter's wheel was a first-time experience for all, yet the children all produced some fantastic results. Several then tested the 'magic of the pots' to see whether gravity would pull them to the ground.
They also each had the opportunity to create a Greek theatre mask. Using a variety of tools and techniques, including some marvellous stuff named 'slurry', the children beavered away at their very own mask. The results were visually impressive and a variety of expressions were created, including anger, cheerfulness and pride. One child even managed to create a sinister mask!
At the end of the day, the crowds gathered to watch Mrs. Perry on the potter's wheel. Following the creation of a beautiful wide rimmed drinking vessel, she decided to test the 'magic of the pots'. The magic had previously worked for everyone ... but not for poor Mrs. Perry whose pot collapsed into the 'gravy' bucket! Despite this final Greek tragedy, a great time was had by all.
For more information about the work of Honeybourne Pottery and further opportunities, please visit their website www.honeybournepots.co.uk.
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