plastic tray holding coil clay pots painted blue and a larger pot decorated with 3D faces

Just before the end of term we helped Yr 5&6 at Redmarley Primary School make a lovely collaborative pot. The students also made individual ‘Memory’ coil pots to remind themselves of their time spent at primary school.clay pot dcorated with 3D faces and coil clay pots in the background

plastic tray holding coil clay pots painted blue and a larger pot decorated with 3D faces

blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owl

blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owls face

It’s the last day of term – Hurrah!

Jon usually works with two or three schools a week, particularly in the Summer term when exams are out the way and arts weeks are common place. Obviously things were a little bit different this year but Jon still managed to visit one school a week, mainly to complete projects that had been arranged pre-pandemic.

This magnificent tile panel will be mounted outside the reception area at Grangefield Primary School in Bishops Cleeve, welcoming visitors to the school forever more.

Head teacher Karen commissioned Jon to work with every child in the school to produce a collaborative, wall mounted artwork to celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary. The owl is both school emblem and logo and made for a really strong graphic. If you get close up you’ll see the piece has been assembled from individual feathers – each one made by a different pupil.

potter jon williams leaning over putting blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owl

terracotta tiles painted blue and green with a glue gun tip in corner and glue on wooden surface

 

blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owl

blue plaque with writing writing reading' grangefield school 2000-2020' and sgraffito writing reading 'celebrating our 20th anniversary, flying high to spread our wings, eastnor pottery'

BUCKET!

July 21 & 28

August 4, 11 & 18

We’re delighted to announce details of our fun and creative sessions for families in the approaching summer holidays.

Bucket is the seasonal theme and participants will make a ‘coil pot’ bucket filled with seaside inspired loveliness. The spoils of rock pooling come to mind – crabs, fish, seashells etc but equally the bucket might be hiding a deep sea monster, octopus or a blue whale – anything goes!

As soon as families have finished modelling their creations, they’ll have the opportunity to paint them using a rainbow of coloured slips and underglazes. The work will need to dry thoroughly before it’s fired and glazed. This whole process takes about a month and participants will be contacted once their pottery has emerged from the kiln.

If customers are unable to collect their masterpieces, P+P can be arranged at £5 per model.

The clay fueled fun takes place on the following dates: 21 July, 28 July, 4 Aug, 11 Aug and 18 Aug with 1.5 hr sessions starting at 9.30am, 11.30am and 2pm.

The cost is £20 per person and all children must be accompanied by a fee paying adult. (Due to social distancing, there isn’t space for spectators or helpers – sorry!)

Book your places ONLINE or telephone 01531 633886.

clay hand modeled tepee with green base, fire and white chair

 

group of children sat around table taking part in a hand clay modelling session

Big thank you to all the lovely potters who took part in our GLAMPING clay modelling sessions for families. You’re all clay superstars and your creations are going to look so cool once they emerge from the kiln. Lovely to catch-up with Bubbles Nursery too!

blue plastic with 15 squared lumps of clay on toptable with round wooden boards and children's chairs surrounding ready for a clay modelling session

 

clay hand modeled tepee surrounded with multicoloured bunting and red heart on top of door with a green base

clay hand modeled lady with ornage hair, purple top and green bottomclay hand modeled tepee red and blue with person sat on a chair, fire and a white dog

mother with son and daughter embracing next to clay creations made at eastnor pottery

hand modeled clay tree with a green base

child's hand holding painting brush, painting a purple hand modelled camper van made from clay

clay hand modeled tepee with green base, fire and white chairpurple camper van with a yellow flower on the side, with a green base and white rabbit, hand modeled with clay

child holding pink 10th birthday baloon next to clay creation made at eastnor pottery2 adults and 2 children stood outside pottery holiding 10th birthday baloon and trays with their clay creations made at eastnor pottery

hand clay model depicting a glamping scene created by a child and painted with under glaze

selection of modeled clay painted with glazes, create by children with glazes in the background

child's hand holding up clay creation of a lady inside a sleeping bag painted orange, white, pink, yellow and bluetable with pots of glazes and water with paintbrushes inside after a clay modelling session

 

A poster illustrating family pottery classes at eastnor pottery in half tern designed by Katie Glover

Glamping Family clay modelling session at Eastnor pottery

 

Family Pottery Fun For Half Term

GLAMPING!

1 & 2 June 2021

We’re delighted to announce details of our fun and creative sessions for families in the approaching half term holiday.

GLAMPING provides the inspiration and participants young and old get to model bespoke and desirable holiday accommodation from squidgy soft clay.

It might be a shepherds hut, yurt, vintage caravan or bell tent – we’ll show you the basic technique then it’s up to you what you do!

The creative fun does not stop there either. As soon as you have finished modelling your getaway you can paint your creations with coloured underglazes and slips.

What with restrictions and uncertainty surrounding overseas travel, a lot of UK holiday makers will be looking to stay closer to home. What better way to start getting excited about your Summer vacation than realising your dream holiday accommodation in clay!

The work will need to dry thoroughly before it’s fired and glazed. This whole process takes about a month and you’ll be contacted once your pottery has emerged from the kiln. If customers are unable to collect their masterpieces, P+P can be arranged at £5 per model.

1.5 hr sessions commence at 9.30am, 11.30am and 2pm and places cost £20 per person. Places can be booked online by visiting www.eastnorpottery.co.uk or telephoning 01531 633886 or emailing admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

NB All children need to be accompanied by at least one fee paying adult.