Archive for October 28, 2011

Creepy Castle done & dusted!

pottery workshop for children in 1/2 term at eastnor pottery & the flting potter herefordshireThankyou to all the talented young potter’s who attended our children’s pottery workshops over the last couple of days. You all made fantastic pieces encrusted with witches, bats and princesses and who could forget the spooky, vampire banana!

Gemma, Caroline and myself had great fun working with you and your fabulous creations will be ready for collection from the Pottery on Friday 18, Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November.

The local press covered the workshops too: Ledbury Reporter & Malvern Gazette, Hereford Journal and The Herefordshire Times will hopefully print a picture next week.

Senior management team pottery

pottery break out session for senior management meeting at the cotswold conference centre broadway led by eastnor pottery and the flying potterThe Cotswold Conference Centre nr Broadway in Worcestershire employed our services last week to work with the Senior Management Team of an international company.

The group had been meeting for three days and wanted a creative, break out session to complement meeting room activities.

We were able to offer the five participants the opportunity to make pots on one of three potter’s wheels as well as the chance to produce a variety of collaborative and individual works.

The session lasted for 2 hours with individuals commenting on the theraputic benefits of working with clay…they also made some cracking work – you should see the collaborative ‘company values’ pot.

We have now uploaded a selection of photos onto our Facebook page. If you would like to book a teambuilding session please take a look at our webpage aimed at Organisations.

Alice’s pottery birthday party

pottery birthday party at eastnor pottery herefordshireAlice turned six earlier this week and to celebrate her coming of age Mum and Dad booked a pottery birthday party here at Eastnor Pottery.

She chose our ‘colourful critters’ theme as a starting point, but it soon became obvious the creative party goers had other ideas! Multi-coloured tea-pots, trays and butterflys were beautifuly modelled and painted.

The children’s fabulous work will be glazed, fired and ready for collection in a few weeks time. In the meantime please take a look at the photo album we created or check out our dedicated birthday party web page to see how you go about booking your special day at Eastnor Pottery.

Ruby Wedding Workshop

ruby wedding pottery workshop celebration at eastnor pottery herefordshireWe do our fair share of pottery hen parties here at Eastnor Pottery, but I think this is the first time we’ve hosted a Ruby Wedding celebration.

John and Hilary, who’s anniversary it was, organised a weekend get together in Herefordshire with some of their friends – two couples of which were also celebrating 40 years of marriage in 2011!

The group hailed from Shropshire and hired a cottage near Bromyard as a base from which to launch their activity trips.

They spent three hours at the Pottery sampling the potter’s wheel and making coil pots. An amicable and competitive bunch, they split up into girls & boys teams – the men excelled at the hand building whilst the women outplayed the lads on the wheels!

To view photos taken on the day check out our Facebook album.

Clay babies at St Thomas

pottery sessions for new parents and their children at st thomas childrens centre led by jon the potter from eastnor potteryPerhaps the youngest pottery participants I have the pleasure of working with are from the New Parents group that meet at St Thomas Children’s Centre in Birmingham.

Children as young as 3 months get their very first potter’s wheel experience, often displaying great levels of concentration and enjoyment.

The parents really value the sessions and take full advantage of the opportunity to make clay impressions of their children’s hands and feet….and get the chance to throw the odd pot on the wheel themselves!

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