We’re very proud of our daughter and sometime employee Lottie who is currently studying at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Lottie must have been missing her clay as she requested a bag of the muddy stuff on our next visit.
One Winter’s evening before Christmas, Lottie gathered her student friends to share her passion for pottery. She demonstrated how to make a simple, pinch-pot form that could be transformed into almost anything. Imaginations ran wild and by the close, the group had each constructed a pottery artifact of superb quality and variety. We’ll fire and glaze the outcomes and deliver the ceramic curios next time we take a trip to the ol’ smoke.
Gillian has been visiting Eastnor Pottery every other month for the past 15 years. She is a valued customer and as a result of her hours & hours on the potter’s wheel, has become a very proficient thrower, able to pot to order.
She uses what she makes to serve food and jokes that when she brakes her crockery, she just visits Eastnor to make some more!
Occasionally, Gillian blogs about what and why she’s making. She writes here about a selection of jugs made on her last visit to the Pottery.
Top marks to one of our potter’s wheel weekend workshop participants who went home on the Saturday evening and created his very own potter’s wheel!
Ed felt so inspired by his pottery prowess that he couldnt wait to have a go at building his own machine. As soon as he got home he was in his garage workshop, tinkering with motors, lathe heads and drive belts.
I’m sure you’ll agree the results look amazing. A professional looking potter’s wheel if ever we’ve seen one. As we gathered on sunday morning, Ethan, myself and the rest of the trainee potters couldn’t quite believe the photographic evidence we were shown on Ed’s phone. Unbelievable!
The Marches Family Network (MFN) provides support for young people with disabilities and their families. We’ve been supplying pottery experiences for the Herefordshire/Shropshire organisation for a number of years and in November 2015, groups from both Hereford and Leominster visited the Pottery to make Christmas inspired arty-facts! The unseasonably mild conditions enabled the Hereford group to enjoy a picnic in the Pottery garden before returning to the studio to paint their clay creations.
Jon the Potter features in a new book called “Images of Creative Herefordshire: its Artists, Craftspeople and Musicians at Work” by Malcolm Scott.
Malcolm spent time with all the featured artists, capturing the essence of their practice in a single black & white photograph. The prints are accompanyed by text, describing what living and working in Herefordshire means to each artist.
The paperback book is published by Logaston Press and retails at £10. if you would like to purcase a copy then please email firstname.lastname@example.org