young person's hands making a coil pot out of clay

Lockdown Pottery is a creative ceramics collective set up during the 2020 Covid19 pandemic to learn about life through making with clay.

Since March 2020 we have worked with schools in South Somerset to produce ceramic tableware as part of Fairland Collective’s project ‘ A long night’ that will take place at Od Arts Festival 2021.  So far we have worked with 150 pupils from six schools with support from South Somerset District Council and Perrott Hill School.  Lockdown Pottery packs initially went to pupils of key workers that were still at school and has been extended to include other schools groups (when restrictions were eased) and go out to family’s when schools were unable to open in January 2021.

In response to this project a teacher at Fairmead School, which caters for young people with Learning Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder, commented “It was great to see the pupils engage with something so stimulating during the lockdown. Pupils surprised me with their level of independence during the process.”