Care home residents take pottery class for a spin

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Audrey Garner, 97, and Sarah Dixon, 89, enjoying the pottery demonstration
Audrey Garner, 97, and Sarah Dixon, 89, enjoying the pottery demonstration

Residents at Westy Hall care home in Latchford, Warrington weren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty when they took part in a visiting pottery class from Sandbach potters, The Potters Barn.

 

Ten residents at the CLS-run care home were treated to demonstrations from professional potter, Steve Marr, before joining in and making their own. The budding potters were taught how to make pots and bowls from coils of air-dried clay, and some even tried their hand at making animal decorations.

 

The pottery class was a first for the Westy Hall residents, but everyone embraced the chance to be creative. The finished pots came in all manner of shapes and sizes, and residents personalised their creations with an assortment of patterned stamps and moulds. Residents are looking forward to painting their pots in a future workshop.

 

Katya Lyon, Home Manager at Westy Hall, commented: “We strive to offer a variety of activities and events here at Westy, and the pottery class was a great creative and sensory experience for our residents. Everyone was keen to get stuck in and really enjoyed themselves.”

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