What is clay? Where is it found? What do we make from it?
Squeeze, stroke, squash, nip, and smooth the clay, enjoy being tactile whilst re-enforcing language.

Students will love looking around the galleries at the ceramic collections and then identifying different materials used to make the objects.

Armed with inspiration from the amazing Linthorpe collection they will set about creating their own piece of pottery to take back to school to paint and display.

Key early learning outcomes:

Through this high quality experience, rooted in a nationally significant ceramics collection, children will develop their cultural awareness plus their understanding, self-expression, vocabulary and ability to communicate through the arts.

Main early learning approaches:

Active learning
Creative learning


All staff led sessions at the museum are generally two hours long and run between 9.30-11.30am and 12.30 – 2.30.

To ensure a quality experience, we ask that the maximum number of children booked in per workshop session is 30.

A room for lunch is provided when booking sessions led by the museum staff.

Pre-booking is essential.

For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at the Dorman Museum please visit the website and contact the Learning Officer.