We had such a lovely couple of days working with participants who took advantage of our FREE potter’s wheel event ‘Free Wheeling’ 16 & 17 Dec 2017.
Last year, around this time we took part in a national #GetCreative campaign called Hey Clay! – A Crafts Council and BBC initiative designed to get the general public making pottery. Artists and arts organisations all over the country were encouraged to open their doors and offer complimentary clay sessions to individuals and families.
Although Hey Clay wasn’t repeated this year, we were so inspired by the event, it prompted us to offer something similar in 2016.
Our customers will be pleased to know, ‘Free Wheeling’ looks like it’s going to become a regular fixture in our workshop calendar. It’s a win win event – visitors get to make a pot on the potter’s wheel for free and we get to tell them about all the fantastic things we do here in Eastnor and in the wider community.
Hey Clay is scheduled for a welcomed return 7-9 April 2017 – can’t wait!
Here is a link to a Face Book photo album we created after Free Wheeling 2016.
We recently enjoyed collaborating with YR6 at Devonshire Junior School in Smethwick to make this magnificent poppy tile panel.
Year 6 created the art work to remember local fallen heros from World War 2, each student making a tile, each student with an individual story to illustrate.
Here’s an example of the sort of thing the children were looking at – an inspiring tale of a WW2 pilot published in the Black Country Bugle in July 2004.
We love it when large family groups choose pottery as the activity to mark an anniversary or special occasion.
Grandad Jim was 70 years young last month and wanted somewhere equidistant for the Stoke and Bristol family contingent to travel to mark his special day. It turns out Eastnor Pottery was geographically on the nail!
Jim’s daughter Ruth gave us a glowing review on Trip Advisor:
“We have spent a fantastic afternoon at Eastnor pottery with Jon & his team for my dad’s 70th birthday. We wanted an activity to suit and inspire all ages and they didn’t disappoint. The pottery studio itself, is a beautiful creative space and the team guided us through making pinch pots/creatures, unphased by there being grandparents, adults, teens and tots all in one group. They were really flexible on the package we wanted and all this contributed to a wonderful family memory we will remember everytime we look at our creations. We would definitely recommend a visit or for a group activity or party”
We are chuffed to bits with this fantastic rainbow collaborative tile panel made with all the children at St Mary’s Primary School, Fownhope, Herefordshire.
Each child created an individual tile representing one of the School’s values with each year group responsible for a different colour of the rainbow.
The finished panel will be hung in the school hall for everybody to admire and as a constant reminder of what can be achieved through everybody working together.
Free-wheeling & pot sale.
FREE Potter’s wheel event 16 & 17 Dec 2016 10am – 5pm
Calling all tired and weary Christmas shoppers! We are offering FREE potter’s wheel sessions to families and individuals to help them relax in the oasis of calm of our Herefordshire studio.
All you need to do is Tel 01531 633886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book onto one of our 15 minute slots held regularly through out the two days.
So take a break from the crowded stores and seasonal bustle, relax and make a complementary pot on the potter’s wheel.
Please note: pre-booking is essential