The 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
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.
This 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
…and the funny thing was, they were still giving their best smiles under the masks! more potter’s wheel hen party madness right here.
We are well and truly immersed in the pottery hen party season here in Eastnor, Herefordshire. The groups keep on coming and the standard of thrown pots, pinch pot sculpture and coil pots the girls produce improves on a weekly basis
Hannah’s gathering made some fab pinch pot clay models as well as each taking a turn on the potter’s wheel.
Another pottery hen party celebration to follow tomorrow. Watch this space!
Team Artrix visited us on Monday for a pottery team build and a spot of lunch.
The morning was divided into collaborative and individual clay work – the afternoon, fuelled by Potter’s Wheel fun and games.
Follow the link to see more photos from the day’s creative endeavours.