Archive for October 22, 2010

New Intake at Evesham Nursery


On Thursday, the Flying Potter van rolled into the car park at Evesham Nursery School for the first session of the new academic term. The children responded well to a series of activities, exploring ways to attach soft clay to arms, hands and faces. Funky glasses, brilliant bangles and magnificent moustaches captured the children’s imagination.

Final Monday Magic

The Monday Magic Group was at full capacity when Jon delivered his final pottery session.

Coincidentally, some of the parents are participants in a Bright Space project encouraging families to attend cultural events in and around Birmingham.

One of the mums was so impressed by her two cultural encounters so far that she spoke eloquently for 15 minutes about her experience to the rest of the group – a real advocate!

Jon was moved to investigate a couple of websites that she had recommended. So, if you’re looking for something to do at half term in the city then take a look at the Barber Institute and the Ikon gallery.

Megan’s 11th Birthday

Megan and friends had a very novel birthday party at the pottery on Sunday.

As well as making some rather fetching terracotta nightlights, the girls also got to witness the Mudrunner event; 1000 competitors, covered head to toe in Herefordshire’s finest mud came streaming past the pottery.

Once the girls had finished their masterpieces they retired to the balcony to cheer on the weary runners.

Solihull Libraries

Jon has been providing occasional pottery workshops for Solihull Libraries for nearly ten years. The contract has seen him deliver sessions all over the borough – often visiting two libraries on the same day. This was the case on Saturday when he worked with families in Castle Bromwich and Balsall Common libraries.

It was a great opportunity to trial the theme for Eastnor Pottery’s October half term workshops ‘Troll in a Trug’. Both adults and children made some fabulous pieces, which they took away to paint at home.
If you would like to experience some ‘Troll in a Trug’ pottery fun, there are still places available at Eastnor Pottery. The one and a half hour sessions take place on Wednesday the 27th and Thursday the 28th of October, and are aimed at children aged 4-12 years. If you would like to reserve a place then please call on 01531 633886, or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

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