Pottery is an excellent vehicle to motivate, to use imagination and develop skilful design. At present we are specialising and concentrating on making fantasy houses and interesting bird baths. The houses are a favourite and interesting buildings. They fire the imagination. We begin our projects by drawing and making the designs for the houses we have in mind. We produce our drawings and have our blue print to work from. Then it is down to the tactile quality and nature of the clay and what our hands can do with it, which can be very exciting. The houses gradually come to life via the imagination and imput of the individual, changing from the original drawing and developing into a three dimensional artefact.
It is a simple process – but full of life and satisfaction for the residents; they love it and become engrossed in their work and it becomes a fantastic therapy.