Graham Taylor, Occupational Therapy Art and Pottery Technical Instructor has been running his pottery classes with a festive twist this week.

Three female patients over at Mary Seacole, Ward Two have been making clay Christmas decorations, from Christmas tree ornaments to candle holders in the shape of holly.

Graham’s pottery sessions are designed to help anyone, including those whose life has been affected by adverse experiences, illness or disability, by supporting their social, emotional and mental health needs. Techniques used in the pottery sessions can include sculpting, painting or working with clay.

Patients can decide to keep their creations or gift them to a loved one as a present.

Graham has been running his pottery sessions for over 40 years and has taken his Christmas pottery sessions to most of the adult acute inpatient wards. They have proved to be a huge success!

Thank you for sharing pictures of their incredible work Graham.