Lighthouse family pottery workshop in the Christmas holidays 2013Children’s & Family Pottery Workshop Sessions ‘Light House’ Mon 30 Dec 2013

Grown-ups will get the chance to work alongside their children at our family workshops in the Christmas holidays. A morning and afternoon session will take place on Monday 30th December.

‘Lighthouse’ provides the theme with each participant using the coil pot technique to build a pottery lantern to brighten up the darkest of winter evenings.

Once the main light house structure has been constructed, you will get to paint your creations on the day with a myriad of coloured slips. Your masterpieces will be left to dry before being fired and glazed in the Pottery kilns, ready for collection from the studio towards the end of January 2014.

You can sign-up to either the 11.30am-1pm or 2-3.30pm session and  places cost £15 per person with a 10% discount for x3 or more places booked. Telephone or email booking essential. Tel: 01531 633886 or admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

Marketing team learn how to make pots on the potter's wheelA marketing team from a company based in the South East spent three hours learning a new skill and creating some mighty fine pots at the studio last week.

The guys were meeting in Herefordshire and needed a creative break-out session to complement their work in the county.

Over the years we have worked with many of the uk’s prominant businesses and international organisations, introducing them to the delights and transferable benefits of working with clay. Take a look at our archive of teambuilding sessions.

birthday girl painting a clay model Who’d have thought -a Pottery full of 6&7 yr olds celebrating a birthday and hardly a peep out of them!

Pictured here, the birthday girl completely engrossed in painting her ‘funky fruit’ clay model. Please take a look at further evidence of the calm & creative birthday atmosphere on our Eastnor Pottery Facebook page.

If you would like to book a children’s pottery party with us then please take a look at our dedicated birthday party page. Tel 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk to check availability and make a booking.

preparation for tile panelMassive project!

Worked with all 215 pupils at Catshill First School in Bromsgrove to make a collaborative tile panel. Each child and member of staff made an individual tile to commemorate the schools centenary.

Once all the tiles have been fired and glazed, they will be assembled, like a giant pottery jigsaw into a huge image of the school’s facade.

Quite a lot of planning and preparation go into these collaborative feats and I’ve created a mini facebook photo album illustrating the process. Potting by numbers!

The project was part funded by Atrix.

pen and ink drawing of catshill first school

eastnor pottery at daisy's birthday partyMost of our children’s pottery birthday parties take place here at Eastnor Pottery HQ. Not so on Daisy’s big day!

Mum & Dad hired out the local village hall and filled it with ‘hundreds’ (?) of seven somethings, all keen to try their hand at a bit of clay work.

We all had a fabulous afternoon with maximum focus and care lavished upon the pottery critters. There was even time (and hall space) once the clay had been safely stored, to run off some of that pent-up, boundless 7yr old energy. A proper good balance of concentrated making and physical exuberance.

Loving the personalised aprons and tied dyed bunting. Well done Mum!