Archive for January 31, 2012

Stop frame clay

filmaker elena jung filming a coil pot animation at eastnor pottery herefordshireElena’s been busy experimenting with stop frame animation here at Eastnor Pottery. She’s been given free licence to play with our pots, tools and materials to see what she can come up with.

We have been impressed with her ingenuity, creativity and intuitive approach to her film making.

Here are just a few of her initial experiments:

Musical instrument assembly 1,2,3 & 4 are instructive pieces designed to help curators and gallery staff assemble the work I am exhibiting as part of the ‘Made in the Middle’exhibition due to open 11th Feb at MAC in Birmingham.

How to make a pottery coil pot is a lovely demonstration piece on how to make a simple clay coil pot – ‘no hands’!

Collection weekend

thes wonderful figures were made by children who attended our pottery workshops in the christmas holidays dec 2011Just a quick reminder to all those who took part in our ‘Ho, ho, ho’ children’s workshops in the Christmas holiday – your wonderful creations are ready to picked up from the studio this weekend. The Pottery will be open both days 11am – 5pm.
If you cant make it, please tel: 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk to arrange an alternative date.

Pottery breakout session

corporate hospitality at its best. a pottery participant with his splendid coil pot made at eastnor potteryWild Wood Rooms got in contact with us to arrange a breakout activity for one of their clients.


The management team regularly meet up in Worcester for group meetings. These events usualy take place over a couple of days and the organisers like to introduce a fun and stimulating activity to break-up the boardroom exercises.


At 5pm, the team, 16 members in total, decended on the Pottery for an evening of clay fun & creativity. They made some fantastic coil pots which were painted there and then in a range of bright & colourful slips.


We’ll fire and glaze their masterpieces in time for distribution at the next team meeting.


If you would like to take advantage of our fantastic & creative break-out sessions for business and organisations, please take a look at our teambuilding page.

1/2 term pottery fun for kids

pottery sessions for parents at washwood heath nursery school led by jon the potter from eastnor pottery

As we hurtle toward February ½  term, we are delighted to announce details of our fun & creative children’s workshop sessions scheduled for the school holiday.

Bunch ‘o’ daffs’ is the theme with each participant sampling the delights of the potter’s wheel as well as learning other clay modeling techniques.

Jon ‘the potter’ Williams and his team of expert pottery staff will be on hand to help the youngsters make a hand thrown, terracotta vase filled with clay daffodils.

The children’s creations will be fired and ready for collection from the Pottery in time for Mother’s day, making this the perfect opportunity to make that very special gift for that very special person.

1.5 hr sessions commence at 11.30am and 2pm and are tailored for two age groups: 4-8yrs on Wednesday & 9-12yrs on Thursday. Although, these age ranges are not strictly adhered to as younger and older siblings are always welcome on any session.

Places cost fifteen pounds per head with a 10% discount for x3 or more places booked. Telephone and email booking essential: Tel: 01531 633886 e: admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

Pottery tree for Leigh

pottery tile panel produced by the children at leigh & bransford primary school worcestershire and jon the potter from eastnor pottery herefordshireLast year I worked with the whole of Leigh and Bransford Primary School in a day to produce this magnificent oak.

Normally, once the tiles have been fired and delivered, it’s up to the school to mount & install the project – On this occasion, it was agreed that we would cut & prepare the boards and stick the tiles in the studio.

So, here it is, the Leigh & Bransford Oak, all prepared and ready for dispatch.

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