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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


Kicking & throwing!

Girls choose pottery as a creative and fun hen party ideaThe Potting Tent was awash with kickers and throwers at the weekend as we entertained yet another hen party group, partying and celebrating via the medium of clay.

The girls came forward in pairs to sample the delights of making a pot on the potter’s wheel on our foot powered kick wheels – one hen provided the power by pedaling furiously down below, whilst her potting partner wrestled with a lump of spinning mud on the wheel head. Great fun and loads of laughter :D

We also provided a hand modeling project for those resting from the potter’s wheel. If you take a look at the photos from the session, you’ll agree there were some wonderful clay models created, including a fine brace of owls, purple artichoke and a magnificent biplane.

Pottery making hen party idea at eastnor pottery in herefordshirea couple of pottery hen party participants display their clay pots

Comemorative clay

Family make ceramic Daffodils at Eastnor Pottery in memory of beloved family memberThis was such a poignant project undertaken with a lovely family. Eve, the main contact was good enough and compelled to write us a glowing review on Trip Advisor:

From the first point of making a call and speaking to Jon the whole experience of my family visit was perfect. My family wanted to make the pottery daffodils to mark as a memento to the passing of our dearly beloved Mum and Grandmother. She loved the small daffodils on May Hill. Jon arranged for my family, three nieces all to make these daffodils to take back out to their home in Singapore after the funeral, to have in their garden.
Jon was such a brilliant teacher with the children. The time scale for the finished daffodils to be collected so they could go back with my family to Singapore was tight,but Jon managed to get them fired in time.
A very special time was had by us all.
Thank you so much.

The ceramic blooms have also been documented and incorporated into The Moment Centenary Project commemorating the fallen in WW1

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