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Bromsberrow daffodils

Eastnor Pottery leading clay workshop making daffodils in Bromsberrow

We continue to be involved in The Moment Centenary Project, enabling members of the public to contribute to a field of pottery daffodils.

Sarah set up a mobile pottery studio in Bromsberrow Village Shop a few weeks back and spent a busy morning helping local residents make their blooms.

The Moment Centenary Project is aiming to celebrate the history of the area during the years 1914 to 1918 and would love to hear family memories of that time, collate a history of local events and people and gather them together.

As a part of this, the daffodil project was created to remember those who lost their lives in WW1 and to celebrate the heritage of our area.

The daffodils will be displayed on two dates in March – on Saturday, 19th March at Kempley (at the church or by the memorial on Kempley Green), and on Saturday, 26th March at Dymock on Wintours Green.  This area has always been famed for its daffodils and what better way for us to create our own field.  Please come along and see the memorial display.

for further information about the project contact: or telephone 01531 890385


The Centenary Daffodil Project

Sarah & Jack visited Ann Cam Primary School in Dymock to work with class 4 and members of the wider community. The children and adults made some wonderful daffodils as part of the Moment Centenary Project.

Dymock Ann Cam Primary School with Eastnor Pottery

The Daffodils will be displayed at the Dymock War Memorial to commemorate the soldiers who didn’t return from the battlefields. The Gloucester Citizen came and took photos.

if you would like to participate in the the daffodil project, you can make one at Eastnor Pottery for just ten pounds. Simply book a place by telephoning 01531 633886. The Pottery is open 10am-4pm Tuesday – Saturday.

Early Hurly Burly Clay

Young Hands Making Clay DogEarly Hurly Burly is an amazing music and early year’s project that’s been taking place in libraries across x9 Counties. We’ve been privileged to be involved in this innovative venture offering music inspired clay sessions for youngsters and their parents in Worcestershire and Herefordshire libraries.

Early Hurly Burley Humpty Dumpty Model
The sessions have been organic in nature progressing in directions inspired and driven by the participants. We’ve been singing, moving and making clay objects with children as young as 18 months – worms, biscuits and other clay culinary delights inspired by familiar nursery rhymes and songs. Great fun!

Large creation with Early Hurly Burley

Flying Potter lands in the Castle!

Families work with the Flying Potter at Eastnor CastleWe’ve been supplying family pottery events for the magnificent Eastnor Castle for 15 years and really look forward to working with their visitors and staff. We work with hundreds of participants a day in the Castle Courtyard and usually take the opportunity to make a collaborative sculpture. In the past we have made owls, totem poles and last year a brace or two of terracotta pheasants.

Small Alice in Wonderland themed tiles made with Eastnor Pottery for celebratory tea set                   Careful family collaboration for 150th anniversary tea set with Eastnor Pottery

This year we produced giant and collaborative t-cups and saucers in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. The Castle are holding an Alice inspired event on the August Bank Holiday weekend and we’ll make sure the cups & saucers are available for visitors to marvel and enjoy. We will also ensure the magnificent collaborative T-pot made as part of the Ledbury Poetry Festival will make an appearance.Families of all ages collaborate for giant 150th anniversary tea set          Eastnor Pottery and all ages create small tiles for giant tea set for 150th Alice in Wonderland anniversary

Mad Potter’s T-Party

Alice in Wonderland themed tea set for 150th anniversary of Louis Carol's bookSarah spent x2 Saturdays in early July in the Walled Garden in Ledbury providing pottery workshops as part of the town’s international acclaimed Poetry Festival. It is the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Families had the opportunity to collaborate on a giant terracotta T-Pot with each participant who dropped by modeling an Alice inspired piece of t-pot decoration.

Creative work on small tiles for giant tea set with Eastnor Pottery        Eastnor Pottery work with families to create celebratory tea set at Ledbury Poetry Festival
This is what Sarah had to say: “The first Saturday we formed the shape and the following week we embellished it. It was nice to see so many people who helped build the structure on day one, return the following week to contribute to the artwork.”

All ages collaborate to celebrate Alice in Wonderland's 150th anniversary   Participants very proud of their creative Lewis Carroll inspired work

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