Looking for a creative and fun activity to reward or motivate your staff?

Away day pottery session at Eastnor Pottery for a team of doctors and medical staff

Away from the office.The opportunity to bond with your colleagues in a fresh environment away from the distractions and interruptions of everyday life is recognised as a valuable one. The unique and creative atmosphere of Eastnor Pottery provides the perfect setting for your team to engage with each other. Coupled with the indisputable fact that making pottery is good for the mind body and soul, where else would you want to spend time having a good time and learning about each other’s strengths and attributes.

Inexpensive creative fun. We have a range of clay projects exploring various making techniques including the potter’s wheel, starting at just £15 per head. Team experiences last 1.5 hrs, 3 hrs or a full day and make for a great break-out activity for meetings and conferences held in Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

Scheduling a meeting or event further afield? The Flying Potter would be delighted to offer the Eastnor Pottery Experience in a venue of your choice. Price available on request.

Individual experience rewards. We’ve noticed forward thinking companies and organisations incentivize their staff by providing bursaries to spend on an experience or activity of their choice. We offer day and weekend potter’s wheel courses where participants immerse themselves in the art of making pots on the potter’s wheel. Participants often return to work or their everyday life relaxed, energised and with new perspective.

Office party. Getting creative with clay makes for a fun and fantastic alternative to the traditional Works Christmas do. Come and celebrate the end of another year with us.

Hand modelling Projects:

pinch-pot sculpture: £20

Pottery penguins created using the pinch pot technique at eastnor potteryPottery dog made by a customer at Eastnor Pottery HerefordshirePottery owl made by a customer at Eastnor Pottery in Herefordshire

 

 

 

 

 

Create a hollow ball by joining two pinch-pot bowls together. Mould, manipulate and sculpt your sphere into anything you like – vegetable, mineral or animal! Paint your fabulous creation with a kaleidoscope of under glaze colours.

Coil-pot creations: £30

pottery daleks made using the coil pot techniquepottery coil pot and octopus design made at eastnor pottery herefordshirecoil pot made at eastnor pottery & the flying potter in herefordshire

 

 

 

 

 

Classic making technique of rolling snakes of clay, stacking ’em up on top of each other and then smoothing them off to create a vessel. perfect for making a mug, jug, pencil pot or lantern.

Potter’s wheel optional extra: £15

workshop participant making a clay pot on the potter's wheel at Eastnor Pottery Herefordshire

 

 

 

 

 

Add this to either of the two projects above and everybody in your group gets to make a pot on the potter’s wheel too.

Potter’s wheel projects:

team photo from helens 30th pottery session at Eastnor Pottery

Potter’s wheel experience – regular £40

1.5 hr session. Sharing one potter’s wheel between two, take turns to throw some shapes!

Potter’s wheel experience – Deluxe £60

3 hr session. Create a collaborative commemorative pot with contributions from everyone in your group. Sharing one potter’s wheel between two, take turns to make pots and vessels. Turn your creations into mugs, jugs and decorative bowls by adding handles and motifs when resting from the wheel.

Potter’s wheel experience – Ultimate £110

Full day (10am – 4pm) Create a collaborative commemorative pot with contributions from everyone in your group. Sharing one potter’s wheel between two, take turns to make pots and vessels. Turn your creations into mugs, jugs and decorative bowls by adding handles and motifs when resting from the wheel. You will have the opportunity to paint your creations with coloured under glazes and explore other hand-building techniques.

All of the above include tuition, materials and firing. Finished work will be ready for collection from the Pottery approx. one month later. P+P can be arranged at cost. (£30 – £50 depending on weight of consignment)

Not quite got the ten?

Check out our potter’s wheel experiences for couples and small groups.

Cost & how to book

Contact the Pottery to check availability and discuss your requirements. We are open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4 pm. Sundays and evenings are available for large groups.

Looking for a bespoke team building activity?

We appreciate there are many reasons organisations plan away days for their staff. It might be a product launch, addressing a sensitive issue or strategic planning. Whatever your objective, we pride ourselves of being able to design and deliver relevant and engaging clay projects and ceramic outcomes. Please look at our team-building page for further details.

A happy customer

“Jon thanks for a fab event.   Everyone loved it !! I would definitely recommend you for future events.”

previous pottery away day sessions

Fun and creative away day at Eastnor Pottery Herefordshireteam pot where everybody works together to make a piece of potterylady making pots on weekend pottery course at Eastnor Pottery herefordshireThe Flying Potter exhibited at Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Expo event in Malvern 2017Pottery team building event at Farncombe estate facilitated by Eastnor Pottery & the Flying Pottermaking pottery is such fun at eastnor pottery & the flying potterpottery away day activity in Herefordshireclose up image of hands throwing a pot on the potter's wheel at eastnor pottery & the flying potteraway day event in Malvern facilitated by Eastnor Pottery and the Flying Potter