Pottery Workshops


Our Senior Designer, Nicola Wilson recently visited a number of primary schools in Derbyshire and held creative clay workshops. Read more of her story below...

Over the last few months, I have been out and about visiting local primary schools to work with children to create a wonderful variety of clay animals. Many schools do not have the facilities to work with anything but air drying clay and so, with Denby's 200 year history and manufacturing experience on their doorsteps, it's been a great opportunity to take Denby into schools.

After an initial talk about Denby and our longstanding history of making animals, the children were given guidance on how to work with clay. The finished creations were then transported back to the factory to be fired and glazed. Our glazing team put aside tableware for the morning and put their skills to use on the animals. As you can see, all the children made amazing animals!

With thanks to all of the children in Years 5 and 6 at Holmgate School in Clay Cross and Years 3 to 5 at Pottery Primary School in Belper.

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