mother and daughter holding cardboard box smiling, in front of hedgerow

We love our returners!

Here’s Jean & Elizabeth unwrapping their gems from last time! 🤩🎉

This time they brought a few pals and stayed at The Cottage In The Wood “it was the best food we’ve ever had!” Praise indeed! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

two women pulling pots out of a cardboard box smiling

five women holding wodden boards with ceramic creations they have made standing outside eastnor pottery next to the eastnor pottery sign

five woman sat around jon williams doing a throwing demo on a potters wheel in side a marquee

 

 

lady holding on to wooden table laughing with pottery in the background

 

mother and daughter holding cardboard box smiling, in front of hedgerow

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'

two terracotta goblets in front of a large teal and splatter decorated jug

two terracotta goblets in front of a large teal and splatter decorated jug

Emma & Matt’s wine kit! #winewednesday

A beautiful decanter & goblets made on our Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course.

Matt made the amazing ‘splatter’ jug and Emma was responsible for the beautiful terracotta goblets – Teamwork makes the dream work!

Emma and Matt are regulars on our weekend events and in a very short space of time have acquired some mighty fine pottery skills. Well done you two!

curve shaped jug with textured handle, painted teal and decorated with splattered paint

up close image of ceramic teal and decorated with splattered paint

terracotta goblets, one laying flat the other up right, painted teal inside

4 pots stacked on top of one another to form a sculpture taken from a birds eye view

Amazing work produced by a mother and daughter combo who attended our two day potter’s wheel course in May 2021.

Day one is spent making lots and lots and lots of pots on the wheel – you’ll be amazed at how productive you can be once you’ve got the hang of things! The pots are left to go leather hard overnight so they are primed and ready to work on the next day.

Day two is all about trimming, turning, assembling and adding colour! Phew! We love the splatter technique – used to great effect here by Elizabeth. Jean decided to combine all of her thrown pots into a magnificent structure – brilliant! Well done ladies

Our weekend and two day courses take place once or twice a month and cost £280 per person.

selection of pots and plates painted white and splattered with shades of green and blue4 pots stacked on top of one another to form a sculpture all with different textures4 pots stacked on top of one another to form a sculpture taken from a birds eye view

plate painted white with green and blue splatters

small pot painted white with plant inside

small jug painted white with green and blue splatters

pot with a lid painted white with green and blue splatters

textured pot painted white with green and blue splatters

purple pot from birds eye eye with inscription and flowers quoting the bible

Congrats to Emma for making this amazing sgraffito bowl! We think its lovely with a beautiful sentiment. Well done!

If you fancy making something similar, please enroll on our fabulous, two day and weekend Potter’s Wheel Course.

purple pot from birds eye eye with inscription and flowers quoting the bible

purple pot with inscription and flowers quoting the bible purple pot with inscription and flowers quoting the bible