Spent a lovely and informative morning at The Old Court Hotel networking with other small tourism enterprises based in Hfds. Such passion and enthusiasm! Shout out to minxmedia, artwork creative and hopes of longtown for inspiring presentations. Great to chat with x2 Simons: one from The Three Counties Cider Shop and the other from photopia

subsurface geotechnical survey equipment with pottery bases in usesubsurface geotechnical survey equipment pottery bases made by eastnor potteryA little while ago we made some pottery bases for a local company called Subsurface Goetechnical. They very kindly provided pictures and an explanation of how the bases are used:

Geophysical surveys investigate the physical properties of the ground to increase understanding of the local geology and ground.  Self potential geophysical surveys measure the voltage of small, naturally produced currents that occur beneath the Earth’s surface.

The terracotta clay discs produced by Eastnor Pottery form the bases of the self potential electrodes. The porous terracotta allows the electrode solution to seep into the ground to establish a proper electrical contact between the electrode and ground.  The results of the surveys can be used to find ore bodies, identify contaminant plumes or find leaks in reservoirs and dams.

Picture 1 – a typical electrode

Picture 2 – typical survey in progress

snowdrops under reserved parking sign at eastnor pottery herefordshirebunch of february snowdrops in the pottery garden at eastnor pottery

8 inches of snow on picnic benches at eastnor pottery malvernCulmination of this mornings fresh snow on top of last weeks – 8 inches!

We are still intending to run the Potter’s wheel workshop this weekend but completely understand if you are coming from afar and do not relish the thought of travelling.

If you could let us know sometime before midday on Friday if you don’t fancy it this weekend, we can book you into one of the alternative workshops below. admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

30 & 31 March

27 & 28 April (extra date)

25 & 26 May

28 & 29 September

23 & 24 Nov

created by eastnor pottery at eastnor castle in the summer of 2009 an eastnor totem poleThe majority of groups and individuals who attend our pottery workshops in the Summer admire the beauty of our rural Herefordshire location – the sun always seems to shine in Eastnor! However, it looks pretty good in the snow too! Here’s a selection of photos from the recent cold snap.