Archive for October 30, 2012

Can I take your order madam?

lydia's pottery hen party at eastnor pottery herefordshireI always admire the organisational prowess of the groups we encounter at the Pottery. It’s no mean feat getting 15 or so people to turn up at the same time in the same place let alone organise food, accommodation and excitingthings to do. Hat’s off to Lydia’s hen party group who we had the pleasure of hosting at the weekend. A truly motivated bunch who had great fun and made some cracking pots. Top marks to Jodie (a ceramics graduate and party member) who took orders, (like a proper waitress & all) made the tea as well as helping her colleagues in the finer stages of clay manipulation. I’m sure if I’d have keeled over through hen party exhaustion she would have facilitated the session with seamless ease!

More photos from the event.

Pottery jolly

verity and her friends made pottery on the potter's wheel at eastnor pottery and the flying potter herefordshireFive friends who’ve kept in touch since school days, decended on the studio on Saturday morning for x3 hrs of potter’s wheel fun. The girls from Hertfordshire plan a jaunt every 12 months or so and this year they chose to spend their weekend away in glorious Herefordshire. Other activities have included a rd trip in the USA – the group are so organised they even have a dedicated bank account for their excursions.

Star-potter prize goes to Verity, (pictured left) who not only organised their pottery trip to Eastnor, but also took to the wheel like a duck to water!

There are some great photo’s of the girls in action on our facebook page

Pumpkin heads & scary spiders

scarecrow candle holder made at eastnor pottery and the flying potter made by kidsLocal children from around the three counties decended on the Pottery this week to take part in our children’s 1/2 term pottery workshops.

The youngsters were encouraged to make candle holders in the shape of scarecrow heads. (Worzel Gummidge eat your heart out!) However, having seen the pinch-pot demonstration, the temptation to make a halloween inspired sculpture proved too much. Dangerous looking spiders and pumpkin heads were very popular.

Next children’s workshops take place on the 28 Dec in the Christmas holidays and are themed “Box of Delights”.

Team day pottery event

pottery break-out activity for business client led by eastnor pottery and the flying potter at cotswold conference centre in worcestershire‘Something creative, fun and a little competative’ was the brief from The Cotswold Conference Centre who were organising a break-out activity for one of their corporate clients. The Quality Assurance team had been hard at work in the conference suit and required an indoor activity to complement the figure crunching.

We turned up with our four potter’s wheels, floor covering and bags of inspirational ideas and techniques for the participants to sample. Everybody threw a pot or two on the wheel as well as creating some wonderful, hand modelled objects. The company had also just launched a competition for employees to design a new public sculpture for the factory entrance – A golden opportunity indeed for a bit of creative play and design work.

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