Although I’m a regular visitor to Washwood Heath Nursery School in Birmingham, I’m delighted when groups from the School come and work with me on the Eastnor Castle Estate. So far this year we have welcomed a mini-bus full of parents and last month, staff came and learnt about clay techniques as part of their INSET.
Loving this strawberry made by one of the participants.
Periodically, we are fortunate to facilitate team pottery sessions for corporate clients staying at Farncombe Conference Centre near Broadway.
30 employees from an insurance company based in London stayed at the idyllic Centre as part of their annual team meeting and specifically asked to get creative with clay. Participants enjoyed making pots on the potter’s wheel and create coil pot constructions based upon personal interests.
The client was very pleased with the activity and gave us this glowing testimony after the event:
“The perfect team event”
Thank you for an amazing pottery experience. Your enthusiasm and passion for pottery was immediately apparent and contagious. You were extremely patient with a bunch of novices with no previous experience and made it such fun. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed making the joint piece and their individual pots. It brought out everyone’s creative sides, some with hilarious results. I was delighted that it went so well, so a very big thank you from me, and from the team.
Here are some more photographs from the day.
If you are looking for a creative and energizing breakout solution then please take a look at our page dedicated to such events.
Here’s what one of our lovely hens had to say about her hen party pottery experience:
I was looking for something special, I had something specific in mind. I turned to Jon at Eastnor pottery to see if he could make my vision come true. Not only did he do that but he made it the best experience ever!!! I could not have picked a more beautiful venue to take my friend and her family for a sophisticated hen day. From the very first email enquiry I sent to the actual day Jon was accommodating and could not do enough. I can not thank him enough for making a truly special day…priceless.
Oh and I forgot to mention he even got me retweeted by Kirstie ALLSOP to top it off ….thank you and I will be seeing you soon to collect our works if art xxxx
Photographic evidence of a creative and relaxing hen party right here.
A big thank you to potters young and old who visited Eastnor Pottery in the Easter Holidays. Here are the photos we took on our camera and if you have any super snaps, please feel free to share them on our facebook page.
If you enjoyed your workshop session and you have a few spare minutes we’d really appreciate a quick review of your pottery experience on our Trip Advisor page.
Thanks in anticipation!
Enfys had no idea she would be making pottery as part of her 60th birthday celebrations. Her family had managed to keep the potter’s wheel session a complete surprise, even when she was aproaching the Pottery entrance she had no inkling of what she would be doing inside.
Her son Chris had arranged for the nine adults to have a wheel each for the three hour session – plenty of time to get to grips with the technique and everybody succeeded in making some mighty fine shapes and pots.