Archive for November 29, 2015

Is there a clay Dr in the house?

Group of doctors at Eastnor Pottery for Potter's Wheel experience

We had so much fun with this group of medical professionals who booked the Pottery one Saturday evening for a birthday celebration.

The group consisted of surgeons and doctors who had been friends since medical school. Everybody converged on Eastnor from the far flung corners of the UK. Some travelling all day to make their pottery.

The party of 18 booked our 1.5hr shared potter’s wheel offer and were able to produce two or three pots each before the close.

We’ll fire and glaze their creations ready for collection from the Pottery in a months time.
All ready for the start of Potter's Wheel session

All gathered round at Eastnor Pottery for demonstration

Having fun on the Potter's Wheel at Eastnor Pottery

 

 

 

Hey Clay!

Great pots made at Eastnor Pottery on the potter's wheel

The BBC & Crafts Council have joined forces to promote a hand’s on pottery event to celebrate the airing of The Great Pottery Throw Down currently being shown on BBC2 9.00pm on  a Tuesday evening.

No less than 50 venues across the Country, are offering FREE pottery workshops on the 4th, 5th and 6th December 2015.

We are delighted to be taking part and on the 4th & 5th Dec will be inviting members of the public to make a complimentary clay pot on the potter’s wheel.

If you fancy tackling a lump of spinning mud or have always yearned to have a go then please contact the Pottery to reserve a place. Tel 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

 

1666 & all that…

Love my visits to Woodlands Infant School in Shirley, Solihull. On this occasion I worked with year 2, encouraging each pupil to make a slab built house reminiscent of the architecture common at the time of the Great Fire of London.Smashing pottery house made with Eastnor Pottery

Quite an advanced clay project for sure, but the children’s hollow houses look all the better for being dented and squashed!

The clay houses will be fired (appropriately so) and returned to the school later in the term.

 

Woodloes Primary Pottery Project

Woodloes Primary School in Warwickshire employed ceramic artist Jon Williams to help the entire school create 8 magnificent collaborative planters. Each terracotta pot was built by a different YR group, with every child making a clay selfie to decorate the surface.Brilliant collaborative pots with Eastnor Pottery and Woodloes Primary

Each YR group documented their clay session – results of which can be seen by selecting the appropriate link below:

Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

The gift of clay

Two happy girls with brilliant pottery pieces at EastnorThe aspiring potter on the right purchased an Eastnor Pottery Gift Voucher as a surprise birthday present for her friend. Once date and time had been booked in advance, the girls spent an enjoyable morning each making a pot on the Potter’s Wheel. They also took the opportunity to paint their marvellous creations. A birthday to remember and we look forward to seeing them again soon.

Carefully painting a magnificent pot at Eastnor Pottery           Fantastic thrown pot at Eastnor Pottery

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