Two days of my week are spent working with the residents of Nightingale House in Clapham. Home to approximately 180 residents, this Jewish care home has been offering pottery as an activity for the last 20 years. I took over the role as ceramics activity lead three years ago and since then have been developing classes and projects that are both inclusive to all and sensitive to the needs of each individual. I do this by offering group classes, on-floor and one-to-one activities that allow me to reach as many residents as I can right across the home. I’ve found that residents love developing their own style of work whether it be through a subject of their choice or a common theme that gives the whole groups work collective focus and direction from time to time.

More work from the Nightingale Potters here

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