Pottery Family Fun Easter 2014

Elephant inspired pottery lantern made by customer at Eastnor Pottery HerefordshireThrough-out the Easter break we are offering individuals and families the chance to make pots on the potter’s wheel, model animals or make a plate, mug or clay sculpture. No minimum order and projects start at just £5. Just contact the Pottery to check availability, turn up and choose from our selection of inspiring projects. Tel 01531 633886 admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

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Mother and daughters pottery team

Creative family visit Eastnor PotteryPottery can certainly be a famly affair!

These guys came and each had a go on the potter’s wheel as part of our drop-in service aimed at individuals and small groups.

I’m loving the variation of the pot shapes – everybody holds their hands in a different way so you can repeat this activity with a thousand participants and get a different result every time.

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Small steps & giant leaps

Children's footprints in clay at Castlemorton Primary School in WorcestershireCastlemorton Primary School in Worcestershire are entering a show garden at this years Spring Gardening Show at The Three Counties Showground Malvern.

It’s going to be a ‘space’ themed garden and the headteacher employed us to make clay foot prints of all the children currently at the school – one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind etc…

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’tis the hen party season

Hen party pottery in HerefordshireAnother weekend and another delightful bunch of pottery hen party participants making exquisite coil pots.

Our hen party guests spend an average of 2hrs at the studio depending which project they select from our wide ranging and fun menu of pottery activities, including the potter’s wheel.

More details about our pottery hen parties can be found here.

Here are some more photographs of these ladies getting creative with their clay.

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Random String

Jon the potter recording Ash from Ludicrooms make a pot on the potters wheel Ash and Dom are Ludicrooms and they seek to transform spaces through technology and play.

In their wisdom and enthusiasm they thought it a grand idea to allow six or so artists and makers to tinker around with their digital wizardry and knowhow.

The project was called Random String.

I was lucky enough to be one of the chosen six and spent the majority of February messing around with makey makey’s, raspberry pi’s and servos. (No, I didn’t either till I met Ash & Dom!) We were all encouraged to contribute to a blog mapping our journeys.

Perhaps the most inspiring thing for me was learning how to record and manipulate sound generated from my musical pots. I even managed to set up a soundcloud and posted some very short and raw sonic experiments. Have a listen!

Having just tickled the surface of what’s possible I’d love to spend a period of total emersion exploring the myriad of posibilities of sound and clay – like thats really going to happen!

Random String culminated in a symposium held at the Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry  on the 7th March 2014.

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African masks

Clay masks made by YR2 at Leominster Infants school HerefordshireAfrican masks provided the inspiration for  when I visited Leominster Primary School to work with x90 YR2 students.

Very simple clay project working with slabs of rolled out clay and templates, but so much imagination and variation!

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