Archive for December 23, 2012

Pottery for two!

two lovely visitors who took advantage of our drop-in potter's wheel taster sessions here at eastnor potteryHerefordshire has always been a popular destination for short winter breaks. Country walks and and cosy b+bs are an irresistible draw for visitors.

At this time of year we  encounter a fair proportion of couples looking for that extra special activity to enhance their vacation.

These two telephoned early in the morning having discovered our website. Once the all important appointment had been made, (pre-booking essential!) a few hours later the pair were settled in the studio, sampling the delights of the potter’s wheel.

If you fancy a go at making some pottery over the festive holiday please drop us an email  admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk or telephone 01531 633886.

Pottery making on the wheel

one of the pottery course participants makes a thrown pot on the potter's wheel at eastnor pottery & the flying potter in herefordshireWe very rarely cancel our potter’s wheel workshops here at Eastnor Pottery, even if we only have one participant booked we’ll endeavour to run the session.

This proved to be the case on Sunday as Sarah had my undivided attention for the whole day. The one 2 one tuition paid off with immediate effect as she made giant strides through the 5 easy steps to making a pot on the potter’s wheel.

When husband Dave & kids turned up to collect, they were confronted with a board full of articulate pots, plates and bowls – all different shapes and sizes. 

Nice pots Gillian

these professional looking pots were made by a participant on our weekend potter's wheel workshopsOur most loyal and competent workshop participant is Gillian. She’s been attending our monthly potter’s wheel sessions for more years than I can remember and as you can see from these beauties, has reached a high level of skill in her making. This assortment of plates, pots and lidded jars will be winging their way to members of her family as Christmas presents. Good work Gillian and we look forward to welcoming you back to Eastnor Pottery in the New Year.

Pug dogs & pots

clay pug dog made at eastnor pottery in westmidlands on a public drop-in workshop sessioncouple make pottery at eastnor pottery in herefordshiret cup made on the potter's wheel by drop in workshop participant

 

 

 

 

 

It’s Sophie’s birthday and following an inspiring trip last year to Emma Bridgewater’s factory where she and partner Dale had painted some pottery, Sophie was keen they try their hand at making things from clay to mark her special day.

Sophie telephoned on saturday morning and by midday the pair were engrossed in pottery making here at the studio.

Dale modeled a fantastic mini version of their pet pug whilst Sophie produced a wonderful t-cup with a surprise mouse in the bottom designed to startle the tea drinker.

If you would like to arrange a pottery taster session then please take a look at our family drop-in page.

LPS collaborative planter

collaborative terracotta planter made at ledbury primary school with parents and children in the nurseryParents, children and staff pooled their creative talents on the last clay session at Ledbury Primary School Nursery before Christmas and produced a couple of stunning terracotta collaborative planters.

Everybody rolled coils, built the pot and then made a myriad of clay models and details to add to the surface. Once they’ve dried out an been fired the terracotta artwork will be planted up with bulbs or shrubs and displayed for all to admire.

Cant quite believe how quickly the x6 sessions have sped past. I’ve certainly enjoyed my trips to LPS and judging by the favourable comments from parents, so have the children.

After the Christmas break I’ll be working with the afternoon group – cant wait!

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