If you’ve been looking to do something a little different, why not try your hand at pottery? The health benefits of working with clay have long been acknowledged. Not only is it relaxing, it’s also surprisingly therapeutic, especially with a hot cup of tea to drink at hand. Working with clay offers an outlet to relieve all those worries and stresses of the day by focusing on something creative. In our increasingly busy lives, working a lump of clay with your hands is a great way to unplug and connect with the present moment.
There are also numerous benefits for children including improving creativity, teaching them to think outside the box, improving motor skills and sensory development and developing their self-esteem. It really is a wonderful creative pursuit. No wonder we’ve been fascinated by clay and pottery for thousands of years!