Pottering in the garden

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A QUARTER of local potters from the Pocklington area rolled up their sleeves to help create a piece of art for the Museum Gardens in York.

The four skilled workers joined 10 others to make creations from raw clay with the aim of raising public awareness in the arts.

Among the potters involved were Gerry and Lyn Grant from Fangfoss, Barbara Wood from Seaton Ross, and Sylvia Holmes from Thixendale.

The theme of the day - following on from the Royal Wedding - was “Throwing a wedding breakfast”.

Lyn Grant explained: “Gerry threw the dinner service on the wheel, and the other potters, with help from the public, made the food to go on to it. A large wedding cake was made and next to it sat replicas of William and Kate.

“It was a fantastic day - the weather was good, and everyone had a lovely time. The art work produced was very creative.

“I loved the staying power of the little boy who rolled out and made about 100 baked beans, painted them and then put them on a slice of toast!”

At the end of the day, the clay installation was sold off and money raised went to a dementia charity.