Arts, Crafts and Pottery for the Family
A Calming Exercise
Improves Artistic Skills
There is no real way of grading or awarding merit in a pottery class as every piece is too individual and there is no fair way of judging each one. In addition to this, everyone is responsible for their own pots and therefore when potters are met with an issue such as, their clay is drying out, meaning that the mix needs more water adding to it; both children or adults have to resolve the situation for themselves. Identifying the problem and finding a solution is a key lesson to learn in life and will massively help when people are met with other problems in the future.
It is always a pleasure to see a child (or anyone!) be proud of what they have created; even if the final product isn’t the most perfect version, it is still very rewarding to see as a parent. The fact that the child has complete control over their own creation means that all the work that they have put in has resulted in their own wonderful creation. This can be really effective for boosting their self- esteem and making them more confident in what they do. As well as this, the activity is just about having fun! Children love to have fun and being able to create something whilst enjoying the process too is a great big bonus!