Free potter's wheel event at Eastnor Pottery 7-9 April 2017

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 admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk to reserve a place.

Visito at free potter's wheel event makes a pot under the guidence of potter Ethan from Eastnor Pottery young participant at Free Wheeling potters wheel event at Eastnor PotteryWe 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.

family watch their son make a pot on the potter's wheel

Eastnor Pottery's Jack taking photos for Trunpet Ploughing Match 2016

Jack, our Practical Demonstrator and Workshop Assistant has a keen interest in photography and was recently asked to document a local ploughing match.

We loved these particularly ‘muddy’ shots. More of Jacks work can be seen on the Trumpet Agricultural Society’s Facebook page.

Ploughing on fantastic clay filled soil  Old Caterpillar Tractor Ploughing with Ease

 

The crew of the Queen Bee Kefalonia GreeceHere at Eastnor Pottery we aim to provide visitors with the best possible pottery experience.

On the whole, it’s fair to say we manage to do this – just take a look at the complamentary reviews left by our lovely customers on Trip Advisor.

That said, we have to conceed we may have  been aced, in terms of customer service by these guys!

If you ever find yourself on the Beautiful Greek Isle of Kefalonia, do not even consider leaving the island before you’ve taken an excursion on The Queen Bee.

Brothers George and Pedro renovated an old fishing boat and during the tourist season take holiday makers on unforgetable and totaly unique trips around the island. The boys use a combination of charm, wit and humour to make everybody on board feel welcome and included – so much fun!

Pottery bee made on clay beach KefaloniaIn a day we visited four separate locations – exclusive white beaches only accesible by boat,  swimming and snorkeling in clear, turquoise waters and the best bit from our point of view – A beach made of clay!!!

The brothers also enlist the culnary expertise of their mother, the third and final crew member. ‘Mama’ works tirelesly preparing delicious greek fayre served up at lunchtime with a glass or two of chilled white wine.

Extremely recommended! #BestDayOfTheHoliday

Jon Williams' finished clay bees made for Creative Black Country

Back in the depths of Winter Jon was approached by Creative Black Country to contribute a work of art for a field of ceramic flowers, being ‘grown’ by community groups in West Bromwich and the surrounding area.

He submitted several ideas, but the one that really captured the imagination of CBC was a swarm of touch sensitive ceramic bees that buzzed when handled.

Jon’s practice is interactive and playful and the more layers of engagement the better. FAB LAB were the technology collaborators on this occasion with the outstanding problem solving capabilities of Anne Scrimshaw playing a huge part in the project.

The bees are a development of his work on the Random String project with Ludicrooms and a more recent collaboration with creative technologist Ashley James Brown.

The bees were also featured on BBC Midlands today.

Jon showing how to throw a bee on the Potter's Wheel   Jon Williams being interviewed for BBC Midlands Today   Satnam Rana learning to throw on the Potter's Wheel at EP Central