We’ve noticed a sharp increase in holiday makers beating a path to the Pottery this Summer. Keen to ascertain how and why, we gently probe our visitors to find out how they heard of our fabulous potter’s wheel and clay modeling experiences.
We invest a lot of time on social media so it’s no surprise customers often respond with “oh we found you on the internet” or “we just typed in things to do in Herefordshire” However, more and more customers have picked up one of our leaflets in a hotel, visitor center or supermarket.
Our current leaflet was designed by Reeves Design and has certainly proved to be an attractive and eye-catching flyer. But, as any marketing bod will tell you it’s not much good having excellent promotional material if nobody is going to see it!
This is the first season we have used the Cheltenham based distribution company Glide Media and I must say, we are very impressed with the service. We receive regular up-dates with graphs, charts and information keeping us informed of stock levels in the various venues and outlets. Well done Glide and we’ll definitely be signing up again in 2018.
Hot on the tail of the Community Arts Apprenticeship vacancy, we are now inviting applications for a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship here at Eastnor Pottery.
We are looking for a motivated digital marketing apprentice to join our small and friendly team. The ideal candidate would possess excellent communication skills, be experienced in using social media networks and have a commitment to delivering quality customer service.
- Assist with online and social networking marketing – facebook, youtube, twitter, pinterest and instagram
- Plan and implement online marketing strategies
- Take photos and make short videos
- General office admin work, attending to databases, updating website.
- Designing and implementing printed promotional material.
- Assist with educational workshops in schools and community settings
- Assist with educational and recreational workshops in studio – childrens birthday parties, hen parties etc, drop-in sessions
- Workshop assistant helping with glazing, packing kilns, cleaning, moving furniture
The award winning Creative Alliance based in Birmingham will be managing all applications and suitable candidates will be invited for interview at the Pottery after the closing date.
Please apply here.
Photographic documentation is a key part of our practice here at Eastnor Pottery, particularly the Early Years and educational work we undertake.
Often a project will have a professional photographer assigned to record the clay creativity. Jon the potter has had the good fortune to work with some of the best photographers in the West Midlands and as a result has been influenced by their technique and approach.
The accumulated knowledge and experience paid off recently when Jon was compelled to enter one of his images in a competition organised by Hereford & Worcester Chamber of commerce. ‘Nail Art’ (above) won 2nd prize!
The brief was a simple one – submit in an image taken in the past 12 months at a Chamber event. ‘Nail Art’ was snapped by Jon at the Business Expo 2017 on the Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter stand where Jon and Ethan were encouraging delegates to try the potter’s wheel.
FREE potter’s wheel event 7-9 April 2017 as part of Hey Clay 2017!
Fancy wrestling a lump of spinning mud? Or maybe you just need to finally cross pottery off your bucket list? Whatever your motivation, we are inviting individuals and families the opportunity to make a pot on the potter’s wheel for free.
Take your creation away on the day to dry and paint at home or leave it with us to be fired and glazed at cost. 15 min time slots available all day. Pre-booking essential. FREE parking.
Tel: 01531 633886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
We had such a lovely couple of days working with participants who took advantage of our FREE potter’s wheel event ‘Free Wheeling’ 16 & 17 Dec 2017.
Last year, around this time we took part in a national #GetCreative campaign called Hey Clay! – A Crafts Council and BBC initiative designed to get the general public making pottery. Artists and arts organisations all over the country were encouraged to open their doors and offer complimentary clay sessions to individuals and families.
Although Hey Clay wasn’t repeated this year, we were so inspired by the event, it prompted us to offer something similar in 2016.
Our customers will be pleased to know, ‘Free Wheeling’ looks like it’s going to become a regular fixture in our workshop calendar. It’s a win win event – visitors get to make a pot on the potter’s wheel for free and we get to tell them about all the fantastic things we do here in Eastnor and in the wider community.
Hey Clay is scheduled for a welcomed return 7-9 April 2017 – can’t wait!
Here is a link to a Face Book photo album we created after Free Wheeling 2016.