Archive for February 27, 2018

Broadwas tile panel

tile panel primary school project worcestershireWe recently collaborated with the whole of Broadwas Primary School in Worcestershire to produce this brilliant tile panel interpretation of their school emblem.

Each pupil made an individual tile from soft clay before adding detail and painting in coloured slip.

We transported all 100 tiles back to the Pottery to be fired, glazed and returned to the school for ready for installation earlier this year.

The panel is mounted on the outside of the school near the entrance, welcoming pupils and visitors and serving as an excellent reminder of what can be achieved when everybody works together.

…and, if you study the school’s website banner photo roll for long enough, you’ll see our very own Jon the Potter facilitating a potter’s wheel assembly!

 

A right proper Capper family celebration!

Jon the Potter helps a young pottery participant to make a pot on the potter's wheelWe just love hosting big family groups, no more so than when the lovely Capper family visited the Pottery in January.

Participants of all ages made pots on x7 potter’s wheels we’d prepped especially to celebrate Grandad Ron’s 65th Birthday.

We call this option our Deluxe potter’s wheel experience where participants spend 3 hrs taking turns on multiple wheels. We then fire and glaze the group’s creations ready to be collected from the Pottery approx one month later.

Large family make pots on the potter's wheelFabulous inter-generational fun!

 

School Sculpture at Kingham Lodge

We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Sculpture at Kingham Lodge in Oxfordshire.

Over the past few weeks, Jon has had the opportunity to collaborate with schools local to Kingham, working with staff and children to make a range of collaborative terracotta sculptures.

The pieces are destined to be exhibited alongside professional sculptures created by renowned artists in the beautiful gardens at Kingham Lodge. The show opens 5th – 13th May 2018.

Celebrate good times!

Big family groups taking to clay at Eastnor Pottery

If you’ve got something worth celebrating then come and celebrate it with us!

We have over 20 years experience of working with families and groups of friends, celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and reunions.

Many of the workshops are inter-generational and it’s common for x3 generations of the same family to work alongside each other in the creative calm of the studio. Group size is never an issue and we have the space and equipment to accommodate 30 children or 20 adults in one sitting.

As well as creating treasured memories on the day of your workshop, your clay creations can be fired and glazed, making for a permanent reminder of your fun time together in Eastnor.

Here are some photos from several group bookings, all taking place on the same Saturday in January.

If you have something to celebrate or are looking for a creative activity for your get-together, please call 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk to discuss your ideas.

Check out our projects and prices for large and small groups.

Hens with a tale to tell.

Hen makes clay bee at pottery hen partA lot of our lovely hen party groups opt for our 3hr ‘Deluxe’ potter’s wheel experience. As part of the package, the group make a collaborative artwork as a permanent memento for the bride to be of her celebrations at Eastnor Pottery.

The artwork is usually themed and we encourage participants to clay-model an anecdote about the hen, to be added to a large clay form. The addition can relate to any part of the hen’s life and can illustrate almost any story or personal attribute.

We love the stories that emerge as we construct the ‘story pot’ and the activity works wonderfully as an ice breaker, particularly if the girls are not previously acquainted.

Chief hen Philippa (pictured above) made a fantastic clay bee to symbolise her fascination, as a child in catching bumble bees in her bare hands!!! Once Philippa’s hens had completed the collaborative masterpiece, they all took turns on the x5 potter’s wheels we’d prepped for their enjoyment.

Everybody had a fab time and the experience is documented in photographs right here.