As part of London Creativity and Wellbeing Week I am showcasing the talents of my pottery students who I teach from 4 residential and care homes in London and Surrey.
It is my belief that no matter how old you are creativity is an important form of expression, a tool to communicate. Whether making a simple mark on a page, digging a nail into clay or creating a functional object, making with our hands is both enjoyable and entertaining.
It is often said that art is 'good for the brain' because it connects you physically and mentally to something, and as such makes for a rewarding and therapeutic exercise. Since 2011 I have been working with care homes in London, to share my love for ceramics and my belief that creativity is an integral part of human wellbeing.
I love my job and am proud and privileged to offer my pottery classes to our elderly population with the support of wonderful care teams who value the benefits it can offer. This exhibition is a chance to promote the power of pottery so please come along to celebrate with me.