Hats off to all the lovely families, couples and individuals who took a creative journey in clay with us over the Easter break. We salute your creativity and flair for the mucky stuff!
Good work on the mugs, plates, dragons, owls, elephants, cats, dogs, ducks, fruits, gnomes and pretty much the blooming kitchen sink!
Fired examples of what they made
At the beginning of April we took part in a national clay event organised by The Crafts Council and BBC Get Creative.
Hey Clay! aspired to give people the opportunity to get creative with clay at free pottery workshops in venues all over the UK. The event ran from Friday 7 – Sunday 9 April 2017, and we welcomed near on 100 participants to our studio – all of them making a pot on the potter’s wheel.
We created a photo album of each day:
Friday 7th April
Sat 8th April
Sun 9th April
Saturday 25th March 2017 will be remembered as one of the most diverse and busy days we’ve ever had here at Eastnor Pottery and the Flying Potter.
We facilitated x2 children’s birthday parties, a pottery hen party for 18 girls and an endless stream of couples and family drop-in participants.
More photographic evidence here.
Creative practitioners who work in other media are often inquisitive and keen to try new materials. So, as one might expect, we do get to encounter more than our fair share of artists and craftspeople wanting to translate their ideas into clay.
We love working with fellow creatives and are delighted when we get the opportunity to do so.
Check out this amazing collaborative pot made by illustrator Sarah Dean and her family to commemorate her 40th birthday.
Although the pot looked pretty amazing in terracotta, Sarah had other ideas about the finish! I’m sure you’ll agree the acrylic paint job looks magnificent and elevates the artwork to a new level.
Well done Sarah!