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African connection

Mr Lewis presenting collaborative terracotta to school in Tanzania Here’s Stoke Prior Primary School headteacher Mr Lewis handing over an Eastnor Pottery collaborative pot to Singi’si Primary School Tanzania.

The pot was made in January when I visited Stoke Prior Primary.

Each member of YR6 attached a modelled self portrait onto a wet pot made infront of the whole school during assembly.

The pot was presented as a gift to the African school, twinned with the Herefordshire Primary.

Pedal power

One of our pottery workshop participants owns this lovely foot powered potters wheelThis photo was sent in from one of the participants who took part on the February potter’s wheel workshop. The lovely old kick wheel sits at home, in the garden, used only when the elements allow – fare weather potting for sure! Still, it’s greatly admired for its ornamental quality through-out the winter months.

All the February workshop participants either owned a wheel or had access to one – which is a rarety in itself as the majority of would be potters have very little prior experience of working on the potters wheel. All used the opportunity to fine tune thier skill and pick up a few handy tips. The potter’s wheel is most definately a ‘riding a bike’ thing and once you’ve done a bit, mechanical memory takes hold. The results were amazing as you might expect. Photos from the day here.

50th Birthday pottery celebration

50th birthday party celebration at Eastnor Pottery in HerefordshireWe launched a brand new potters wheel workshop option at the beginning of the year. Basically, small groups can hire a wheel between two participants and take turns to make pots for an hour and a half.

The first customers to take us up on the offer visited the studio to celebrate a 50th Birthday. Three couples had great fun making shapes and watching each other spin wet clay.

More photos from the potter’s wheel workshop here.

Birthday fun for x20 six year olds!

This young lady and her friends made and painted clay models and had lots of fun at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter20 very excited young pottery enthusiasts decended on the studio on Saturday to celebrate their friend’s special day. The girls and boys made and painted colourful critters out of soft clay before enjoying a picnic in the Pottery garden – YES! there was enough warmth in the early March sunshine to warrent a feast outside on the picnic benches. First of the season HURRAH!

If you would like to celebrate your birthday at Eastnor Pottery then more details can be found right here.

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