It was a full house this weekend as seven participants spent a pleasurable and industrious couple of days sampling the delights of the potter’s wheel. Emma, Lisa and Claire, three practicing jewellers, approached the clay in a very creative and precise manner, bringing along an array of handmade stamps to press into the clay. Although the girls had little previous experience of working with clay, they made some very beautiful and professional looking pieces.

Polly and Mike, again potter’s wheel beginners, took to the process like ducks to water. By the end of Sunday they had both made some complex and competent bowls, plates and mugs.
I think also an Eastnor Pottery throwing workshop record was smashed by Anne, who managed to clock up a staggering 18 pieces, all turned and decorated. 

We still have a few places left on the remaining 2009 throwing workshops: on Sunday the 4th of October, Saturday the 7th of November, Sunday the 8th of November and Sunday the 6th of December. Please e-mail admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk or telephone 01531 633886, if you would like to book a place.

 

Dates for 2010 will follow shortly – watch this space!
Janee, the chief organiser of the Body & Soul area said she had never done any potting on the wheel before: pull the other one Janee!
Friday For the third year running we’ve supplied clay workshops at the Big Chill. This year we were in the Body & Soul area again, inviting Big Chiller’s to indulge in a bit of potter’s wheel therapy.

Lottie (pictured here) proved to be a valuable and enthusiastic secretary, taking bookings and looking after clients.

Hurrah! Big Chill time of the year again – we love it! Here are a selection of photos and blog entries – and what about the weather!!! Fantastic weekend.

Collaborative ‘Love pots’ from Big Chill 2007. Can you find your heart?!
The festival season is now in full swing, and we are extremely fortunate to have http://www.bigchill.net take place here in Eastnor Deer Park.

For the last couple of years, we have provided a variety of clay workshop sessions as part of the event. This year we’ll be pitching our pea green potting tent in the ‘Body and Soul’ field – offering punters the opportunity to make pots on the potter’s wheel. 1/2 hr workshop sessions will take place throughout the festival – on site, pre-booking is essential! Come up and see us or call 07814730022, when you’ve arrived in Eastnor.