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Another terracotta triumph

Eastnor Pottery at Bishops Cleeve Primary School making giant terracotta planters

So enjoy working with Bishops Cleeve Academy in Gloucestershire and particularly their specialist, dedicated art teacher Mrs Parkes. We’ve been working with the school pretty much every year for the past 5 years producing a range of individual and collaborative works. Check out these brilliant terracotta planters made with X3 YR3 classes.

Click on this link to view other pottery projects undertaken with BCA.

Terracotta planters made at Bishops Cleeve Primary School with Eastnor Pottery and the Flying Potter

Washwood stories in clay

Eastnor Pottery at Washwood primary School working with the Students and ClayLanguage and communication are a vital part of Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) learning. In a successful attempt to engage families, Washwood Heath Nursery School invited parents into school to work with their children with clay. Inspiration came from what the children were making and the stories that emerged whilst they worked with the material. The resulting clay objects were fired, glazed and used as a resource for further story telling

Children’s ½ term Holiday Pottery Sessions

BFG theme for childrens' halfterm holiday pottery workshops with Eastnor Pottery‘BFG!’ Wed 1st June 2016

To celebrate the Summer cinematic release of Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant (BFG), we’re inviting youngsters to participate in BFG inspired clay workshop sessions in the approaching half term holiday.

Children as young as 4yrs will each have the opportunity to model a 3D portrait of the BFG sculptured from real clay. The fun doesn’t end there as the young artists will be able to paint their creations, there and then with colourful slips and underglazes.

The resulting work will be left with us to be fired, glazed and ready for collection a few weeks later.

The 1.5 hr workshop sessions are designed to suit two age groups, (4-8yrs at 11.30am and 9-12yrs at 2pm) although younger or older siblings will never be turned away from either session. Places cost £15 per child (with a 10% discount for x3 or more places booked) and can only be reserved by telephoning 01531 633886 or email


Voices & Visions 2016

It’s that time again for all the schools in Worcestershire to exhibit and take pride in all their creative exploits from the academic year.

Redditch Primary School works with Eastnor Pottery and Flying Potter to produce Ceramic Tile Panel

Voices and visions 2016 takes place at Worcester  Cathedral for the next three weeks and show cases all the artistic talent from the county’s schools and colleges.

We are proud to have partnered at least two Worcestershire Schools represented at this year’s show.

In April we worked with Holyoaks First School, Redditch and Bengeworth Academy, Evesham to help them realize some fantastic clay and ceramic art works.

Jon Williams the Flying Potter works with Bengeworth Primary School to make Dream Pots and Jars

We produced a couple of collaborative oak tree wall panels with Holyoaks with every child in the school making and painting a clay leaf.

The school did an excellent job of mounting the tiles on some rather wonderfully painted boards – good work you guys.


Holyoaks Primary School in Redditch worked with Eastnor pottery and the Flying Potter to make tree shaped tile panel

Jon worked with YR1 at Bengeworth on a range of collaborative, terracotta dream pots and bottles inspired by Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant. – BFG!

Catch these amazing ceramic masterpieces at the Cathedral from 14th May till 12th June 2016

Intergenerational clay creativity

Big Family Fun at Eastnor Pottery

Three generations of the same family came together to make a fantastic, collaborative terracotta pot. Once the structure had been made, each family member added their own special piece of clay decoration. There was even time for everybody to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel :)

If you are looking for that extra special family activity then please tel 01531 633886 or email to book your session.

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