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Pottery activity makes for a brilliant team building eventThe extra studio space afforded by our bakeoff style ‘Potting Tent’ marquee has come in very useful of late. We are able to run separate events and workshops co-currently, effectively doubling our capacity.

A few weeks ago a local housing association organisation booked a half day potter’s wheel teambuilding  session. When they made the initial enquiry, they asked if we had conferencing facilities at the Pottery. Our ‘can do’ approach prevailed and we invited team leaders to check out our facilities. They were so wowed with the atmosphere and creative environment, they booked the Potting Tent conferencing suite for x2 department’s team meetings on two separate days.

Both events went swimmingly with participants thoroughly enjoying our hospitality, lunch, refreshments and of course, the clay fueled fun on the potter’s wheel.

Here’s what they had to say about their Eastnor Pottery ‘corporate’ experience:

“Yes!!!!  From the moment I dropped in to speak to Sarah to make arrangements for our team away day, I knew I’d chosen the right place to hold our team event.  Having the use of the potting tent for our morning activities worked really well and everything was close to hand.  Food and refreshments were all first class.  Cannot fault anything.

Regarding the pot throwing experience, none of us had thrown a pot before, and after Jon’s careful and detailed instruction, we all managed to get something resembling a pot!   All of my team thought the day was fantastic and I know many of us went away and have recommended you to friends and family. 

Great fun making our selfies too!

Friendly, warm and welcoming to everyone.  Informative, encouraging, helpful and made it fun!  You made us all feel relaxed and at ease.  Thank you” Nikki

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Busy Busy Bees

Busy bees day nursery visit Eastnor Pottery for teambuilding event

We had great fun working with this group of nursery managers from Busy Bees Childcare. The team get together on a regular basis and at Christmas, they schedule an extra special activity to mark the festive season. This year they chose to make pots at Eastnor Pottery on no less than nine potter’s wheels we provided for them.

The team were in great spirits and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of wrestling the spinning mud. I think we only had to use the naughty corner once! ;)

The ceramic results of their labour will be fired, glazed and returned  – serving as a permanent reminder of their creative and fun 2016 Christmas party.

Warming to clay

Team Photo of Hereford Heating at Eastnor Pottery after teambuilding workshop

We had the pleasure of working with this lovely bunch from Hereford Heating Ltd a few weeks back. Talk about a case of ‘giving up the day job’!!! They were brilliant and displayed an amazing aptitude for spinning clay.

Learning to throw as part of teambuilding activities at Eastnor PotteryPottery teambuilding at Eastnor Pottery with Hereford HeatingEastnor Pottery says get rid of the boilers, rads and overalls and purchase potter’s wheels ;)

In the afternoon the team sampled the delights of 4×4 off roading at The Eastnor Landrover Experience.

Think Eastnor for all your away day and teambuilding requirements :)

What colour are you?

Fantastic tiles made at Eastnor Pottery by Mira Teambuilding participants

A team of 30 employees from Mira Showers visited the Pottery to creatively explore ideas about how individuals operate within an organisation.

The team had spent the morning at the office working with their Insights Discovery profiles to help them better understand themselves and their colleagues to improve overall team performance. 

After lunch, they made the short journey to  Eastnor Pottery to interpret what they had learnt about themselves in clay.

Each participant made and painted an individual tile as well as each taking a turn on the potter’s wheel.

Once the tiles have been fired and glazed, they will be hung in the Marketing department back at   Company HQ, as a permanent reminder of the teambuilding event and the importance of working as a group.

The afternoon was hailed a success and this is what Marketing Director Craig Baker had to say about their Eastnor Pottery experience:

“A huge thank you for such an enjoyable day yesterday.  The whole team was fully engaged and we have had some great feedback.  We are all looking forward to putting our installation together”

Tile made by Mira shower executive at Eastnor Pottery Mira Showers at Eastnor Pottery for teambuild

 

Probably the 2nd best experience on the planet ;)

The crew of the Queen Bee Kefalonia GreeceHere at Eastnor Pottery we aim to provide visitors with the best possible pottery experience.

On the whole, it’s fair to say we manage to do this – just take a look at the complamentary reviews left by our lovely customers on Trip Advisor.

That said, we have to conceed we may have  been aced, in terms of customer service by these guys!

If you ever find yourself on the Beautiful Greek Isle of Kefalonia, do not even consider leaving the island before you’ve taken an excursion on The Queen Bee.

Brothers George and Pedro renovated an old fishing boat and during the tourist season take holiday makers on unforgetable and totaly unique trips around the island. The boys use a combination of charm, wit and humour to make everybody on board feel welcome and included – so much fun!

Pottery bee made on clay beach KefaloniaIn a day we visited four separate locations – exclusive white beaches only accesible by boat,  swimming and snorkeling in clear, turquoise waters and the best bit from our point of view – A beach made of clay!!!

The brothers also enlist the culnary expertise of their mother, the third and final crew member. ‘Mama’ works tirelesly preparing delicious greek fayre served up at lunchtime with a glass or two of chilled white wine.

Extremely recommended! #BestDayOfTheHoliday

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