"Mr.Davis ran pottery workshops for the children in our primary school. His enthusiasm was infectious and all the children were able to experience the joy of throwing their own pots. His expertise ensured that the children's work was of a high quality whilst incorporating their own designs and shapes. We plan to repeat the experience in the future as this is one area of creative design which really benefits from an expert's tuition"
Tim Hendrick - Headteacher, Didsbury Road Primary School, Heaton Mersey, Stockport
"Martin showed patience and understanding. His positive attitude helped to alliviate the students' nervousness, helping them to relax and fully take part in the activity. His skill in motivating the students to stay focused and interested is something to be admired. The equipment and material used was very real and the students experienced the feelings associated with working in this area. They were all very excited and with Martin's support their lump of clay was transformed into a piece of pottery to be proud of! The experience was most rewarding and valuable. Martin's carefully structured session was very well delivered in a way that catered to the needs of each student."
"Year 4 had a special and unusual treat this term. We had a pottery expert visit us. He arrived with his electric wheel and got straight to work. Each child in Mr. Mason and Miss Olson's class had a go at making their own style pot. There were different designs to choose from and Martin helped them achieve that design. When the pots were dry they were painted and taken home. All the children loved the exciting day and Martin will be coming back to work with other year groups." Article courtesy of PPS News.
"The children thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to use the pottery wheel and were delighted with the pots they made. We have been pleased to welcome Martin back on a number of occasions."
Mrs. Pickwell - Headteacher, Partington Primary School, Partington, Trafford
Here are some comments from the children and staff recorded by the Headteacher:
'The children really enjoyed the session and said that it was a brilliant experience because they had never done anything like that before' ..... 'I really like the feeling of the clay and can't believe how quickly the shape changed' ..... 'A very educational session' ..... 'Timing and presentation really good' ..... 'Good relaxed approach' ..... 'Good interactive support' ..... 'Demonstrated patience and gave 1 to 1 attention' ..... 'Nice manner with children' ..... 'Clear direction given in calm manner' ..... 'Mistakes were quickly made into something new'
Beverley Owens- Headteacher, Longford Park School, Stretford
Children's comments: ' I really enjoyed making my pot ' ..... ' I didn't think I could do it but I did ' ..... ' When are you coming back? '
" A thoroughly enjoyable day, our children had a fantastic time working with Go Potty. Mr.Davis was well organised and totally enthusiastic, it certainly rubbed off "
Chris O'Shaughnessy, Headteacher- Briscoe Lane Primary School, Newton Heath
"The children really enjoyed being able to participate in throwing a pot on the wheel, it was a fun new experience for them. The pots they made all looked lovely and very well made, all the children appreciated being able to take them home."
Linda Cooper- Headteacher, Alexandra Park Junior School, Edgeley, Stockport