sarah monk from eastnor pottery

sarah monk from eastnor pottery

Eastnor Pottery’s Co-Director Sarah Monk been featured in a lovely online magazine! It’s called Emerging Potters and contains 35 pages of ceramic artists, gallery news and book reviews.

Paul Bailey, the editor asked her six questions: how she got into ceramics, a bit about Eastnor Pottery, her influences, where she sells, how does she use social media and her observations of how pottery has changed in the last 5 years. Paul has put her answers into a beautifully written three page article.

The feature can be found in the April to June copy, Issue 18. The magazine is produced quarterly on the ISSUU platform. Paul is very happy to send a copy if you email: paulbailey123@googlemail.com

You can also follow Emerging Potters on Instagram here!

Thanks Paul!!!!

potters wheel fun in herefordshire

have a go on the potter's wheel is hilarious fun at eastnor potteryHurrah! its Hey Clay this weekend – a brilliant 3 day event organised by the Crafts Council and run during the Get Creative Festival to encourage the general public to make pottery.

hey clay participant makes a pot at eastnor pottery as part of free hey clay eventyoung potter proud of her pot at eastnor pottery and the flying potter taking part in hey clay 2019thumbs up from hey clay participant at eastnor pottery and the flying potterIt’s an annual celebration and we’ve taken part in every one since it’s inception in 2015, offering participants the opportunity to make a pot on the potter’s wheel for FREE!

It’s also a well publicised campaign and as you can probably imagine, we are (usually) inundated with punters – making it one of our busiest weekends of the year.

Although COVID-19 has put pay to the participatory aspect here at the studio, Hey Clay 2020 is still going ahead across all the social media platforms. They’ll be how to do videos, online chat and virtual studio tours from participating venues. Rest assured we’ll be contributing live feed and tutorials through-out. Check out:

Twitter – @CraftsCouncilUK

Facebook – @CraftsCouncilUK

Instagram – @CraftsCouncil

Contribute and search for these hashtags: #HeyClay #GetCreativeAtHome

I’m sure HeyClay will be back, stronger than ever, in its traditional format next year. In the meantime and to whet your appetite, here’s a couple of links to the FREE potter’s wheel fun we’ve had in previous years.

Hey Clay 2017

Hey Clay 2019

#getcreativeathome offers a wide range of tutorials and content online so you can get creative in lockdown. We have x3 ‘how to’ videos up there too:

How to make a pottery fish.

How to make a pottery owl.

How to make a pot on the potter’s wheel.

 

Potters Wheel Introduction

clay pot on a potters wheel at eastnor pottery and the flying potterIn line with government guidelines, we plan to re-open on Wednesday 1st July 2020. Up until then we remain closed.

The safety and well being of all our customers and staff is paramount so please rest assured, when we do re-open we’ll be adhering to the current health and social distancing rules. This means our capacity will be reduced somewhat but we are now in a position to re-schedual cancellations and take new bookings via the website, email and telephone. 01531 633886

If you have opted to collect your fired pots from the Pottery, please contact the Pottery to arrange a specific date and time for you to visit. The pots will be left for you in a safe place outside to minimise contact.

As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding in all these matters.

Stay safe and positive vibes.

Jon, Sarah and the team.

 

Potters Wheel Introduction

Over the years we’ve produced a collection of ‘how to do’ videos.

In an attempt to help educate and ‘entertain’ the nations children, we’ve dusted off a few of the ‘better’ (?) ones to post here on our website.

So far Jon the Potter has showed you how to make a clay fish and a coil pot owl. In this, the third in the series he talks you through the process of throwing a pot on the potter’s wheel… You might need a potter’s wheel for this one! Even if you don’t, you cant beat the magic of watching a lump of clay magically transform into a pot on the potter’s wheel.

Enjoy! and if you are lucky enough to own a potter’s wheel, we’d love to see your results. Ping us a pic on TwitterFace Book or Instagram – make sure you tag us in too! We’re @eastnorpottery on most platforms.

aimee workshop facilitator and studio technician at eastnor pottery and the flying potter

aimee workshop facilitator and studio technician at eastnor pottery and the flying potterJob Title: Workshop Facilitator & Studio Technician

Job description: What doesn’t she do! facilitates experiences, care-takes customers work, packs & unpacks kilns, chief wedger and clay prep.

Q1 What do you like doing when you are not working at the Pottery?

Something creative – most recently cross stitch projects or disappearing for an adventure in the Brecon Beacons – with a camera and sketch book.

Q2 What is your favourite song of all time and why?

A Place In This World by Taylor Swift. I find this song really meaningful and quite relatable.

Q3 What is your favourite drink?

Anything with a fruity flavour such as Summer Fruits Squash or a fruity flavoured cider.

Q4 What is your favourite cheese?

Brie

Q5 How many pairs of shoes do you own?

14 pairs – more than I thought, I really need a clear out!

Q6 If you were an animal what would it be?

Meercat