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Clay at Hay

collaborative mud sofa at Hay Literature Festival with Eastnor Pottery

Great to be back at the 30th Hay Festival of Literature 2017 in May.

On one of our last outings at the Festival, back in 2008 it rained and rained and rained for the whole duration. We found ourselves working in a foot of muddy water, the consistency of chocolate smoothie, constructing a mud sofa and arm chair with festival goers young and old.

We were delighted to be re-united with quite a few veterans of the 2008 mud bath, including these twin girls who had braved the mire aged just 4 yrs. Here they are then and now!

twin girls return to Hay on Wye Festival to make pottery with jon williams the flying potter

4th Birthday pottery treat

Father and daughter decorate a freshly thrown pot togetherWe enjoyed working with this young family, particularly the birthday girl who made a fantastic clay bowl on the potter’s wheel. The concentration on her face as she used the banding wheel and paintbrush combo to decorate her masterpiece…

twin18 month old enjoys exploring clay at Eastnor Pottery

4th birthday pottery treat at Eastnor Pottery

18 month old plays with clay at Eastnor Pottery

 

 

 

 

 

If you fancy celebrating a family occasion in a unique and creative fashion then drop us a line and we’ll book you in: Tel 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk We are open Tues – Sat 10am – 4pm and have a variety of projects and prices for our customers to enjoy.

Creative approach to learning language skills & Comunication

Stcky, clay covered hands at Cradley Primary School with Eastnor Pottery and a Potter's WheelEastnor Pottery working with Cradley Primary School to explore language communication through clayFinished coil pots made with Eastnor Pottery at Cradley CE Primary SchoolCan you imagine all the conversation and learning that occurred in the production of these magnificent clay works at Cradley Nursery? Not to mention a shed load of messy, early years, clay fuelled exploration and fun.

The project continues in the Autumn term at Play Station Day Nursery in Ledbury. Cant wait!

Ledbury Primary School Nursery

Jon the Potter at Ledbury Primary School Nursery

Pleased as punch to be back at LPS working with the children and staff in the Nursery. This is the fourth year in succession we have run the project exploring language and communication within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) via the medium of clay. Parents and carers are also encouraged to stay and work with their children.Create shapes in clay at Ledbury Primary School NurseryEastnor Pottery with Ledbury Primary School Nursery

The sessions have proved extremely successful, growing in popularity with parents year by year. The first session this time around was no exception and we had a full house of young potters and their significant grown ups making clay pizza, cakes and pottery monsters.

Here are a few nuggets of conversation:

“my clay is cold”

cherry pizza….I like our pizzas…..snake cherry and splat pizza”

 “I’ve made a little cake…I’m going to make my big cake…..I need one more cherry….You cant eat the mud!…one cherry squished…How did you cut your cake like a pizza?”

Interesting shapes after Ledbury Primary School Nursery workshop

 

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