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Big family get-together

Three generations of the same family make pottery at Eastnor Pottery in the West MidlandsThree generations of the same family were all in the same place at the same time here at the Pottery in the Summer hols. No mean feat when you consider some family members live in Singapore.

The eighteen participants each created and painted a pinch-pot sculpture.

If you’ve got a big family celebration coming up, you know where to come! Details right here.

Minimoons ‘R’ us!

Young couple on honeymoon make arty keep sakes on the potter's wheel at Eastnor PotteryWe loved working with these newly weds who apart from making some super pots, introduced us to the concept of the Mini-moon.

After all the extravagance and cost of the big day, more and more couples are opting for a shorter honeymoon break.

This couple worked with us on the Tuesday and then went foraging with Wild Food UK on Wednesday before heading back to Harrow later in the week.

If you and your partner have something to celebrate and fancy getting creative with clay then please take a look at our pottery projects specially designed for couples.

Happy days at Hellens

child showing his clay fish made at hellens garden festival 2018

Always a joy to be working the idyllic grounds of Hellens near Much Marcle.

Every year the beautifully tended house and grounds are the setting for a Garden Festival open to the general public. More often than not we’re asked to provide ‘make and take away’ clay workshops for young visitors and their families.

This year Aimee and Immy were in attendance on the Saturday and Sarah took up the reins on Sunday.

Over the two days, countless participants made pinch pot fish to take home to paint.

clay fish drying on a board in herefordshire garden festival

Here’s a small selection left with us whilst their makers enjoyed the rest of the show without having o lug their creations around with them. Pleased to report all the fish were collected at the end of the event.

If you took part in the drop-in workshops and managed to paint your creation we’d love it if you could email us a picture: admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

Hey hey hey – its time for FREE clay!

Participants from Hey Clay 2017 at Eastnor PotteryFREE wheeling III 23 – 25 March 2018

Once again we are ‘throwing’ ;) caution to the wind and taking part in the immensely popular, terribly creative and extremely good fun HEY CLAY event.

We are inviting individuals and families to make a pot on the potter’s wheel for FREE.

Participants get to take their creations away on the day to dry and paint at home or, they can be left with us to be fired and glazed at just £10. An additional £5 per pot will entitle the maker to paint their pot in ceramic colour right there and then.

15 min time slots available all day. Pre-booking essential. Tel 01531 633886 or admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

We also have oodles of FREE parking on site.

HEY CLAY! is a national celebration of clay which gives everyone the chance to unleash their inner potter at venues across the UK through free workshops and taster sessions.

The event is organised by The Crafts Council and takes place 23rd – 25th March as part of the BBC’s GET CREATIVE FESTIVAL

Here are a few pics from last year’s Hey Clay:

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A right proper Capper family celebration!

Jon the Potter helps a young pottery participant to make a pot on the potter's wheelWe just love hosting big family groups, no more so than when the lovely Capper family visited the Pottery in January.

Participants of all ages made pots on x7 potter’s wheels we’d prepped especially to celebrate Grandad Ron’s 65th Birthday.

We call this option our Deluxe potter’s wheel experience where participants spend 3 hrs taking turns on multiple wheels. We then fire and glaze the group’s creations ready to be collected from the Pottery approx one month later.

Large family make pots on the potter's wheelFabulous inter-generational fun!

 

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