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It’s a family affair

Pottery activity for group of grown-ups at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying PotterWe’ve entertained some lovely family adult groups of late. Karen and her grown-up children spent the whole day making pots on the kick wheels and hand- building coil pots whilst Hazel marked her 70th Birthday with a 1.5 hr shared potter’s wheel extravaganza in the Potting Tent marquee.

70th birthday party celebration at eastnor pottery andthe flying potter taking turns on four pottery kick wheels.birthday party of adults watchingf a pottery demonstration by Sarah the Potter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have an anniversary, birthday or family get-together planned, why not spend it in the relaxed and creative atmosphere of Eastnor Pottery.

 

 

Pirates!

Pirate pottery fun for children in half term at Eastnor PotteryChildren’s workshops in the ½ term Holiday
Pirates!
31st May 2017

We are delighted to announce details of our fun, creative and pirate themed children’s workshop sessions planned for the rapidly approaching ½ term holiday.

Youngsters will take a spin on the potter’s wheel to make a pirate galleon filled with rogues and treasure.

Captain Long Jon Potter and his crew of ceramic sea-dogs will be on hand to aid the seafaring creativity:

Those young landlubbers and scallywags who visited the Pottery back in 2006 might recall our ‘Pirates & princesses’ children’s workshops. We reckon everybody loves a bit’ a pirate and the sessions were fit to bursting. Eleven years on, we thought it was high ‘tide’ we hoisted the jolly roger and readied the rowlocks for another voyage of pottery pilfery. We set sail on the 31st . Arrr me hearties!

The children’s terracotta creations will be fired and ready for collection from the Pottery approx. one month later.

Sessions are designed for two age groups although younger and older siblings will never be turned away: 11.30am-1pm 4-8YRS and 2-3.30pm 9-12YRS. Places cost £15 per child with a 10% discount for x3 or more places booked. Telephone or email booking essential. 01531 633886 admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

 

 

Easter Holiday Makers

Family showing off their pottery skills at Eastnor PotteryHats off to all the lovely families, couples and individuals who took a creative journey in clay with us over the Easter break. We salute your creativity and flair for the mucky stuff!

Good work on the mugs, plates, dragons, owls, elephants, cats, dogs, ducks, fruits, gnomes and pretty much the blooming kitchen sink!

The makers

Fired examples of what they made

Variety is the spice of life

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Saturday 25th March 2017 will be remembered as one of the most diverse and busy days we’ve ever had here at Eastnor Pottery and the Flying Potter.

We facilitated x2 children’s birthday parties, a pottery hen party for 18 girls and an endless stream of couples and family drop-in participants.

Phew!

More photographic evidence here.

Easter clay creativity for kids

Spring into sculpture poster for childrens easter holiday workshops at Eastnor PotteryChildren’s Hands – on Pottery Sessions in the Easter Holidays

Spring into Sculpture

Wed 19 April 2017

We are delighted to announce details of our fun & creative children’s pottery workshop sessions scheduled for the approaching school holiday.

‘Spring into Sculpture’ provides the theme for some seasonally inspired clay modelling fun.

Young pottery enthusiasts will sample a range of pottery making techniques when they construct their sculpture. They will roll out long thin snakes of clay and layer them on top of one another to make the main structure – this is an ancient technique called coiling, recently featured on BBC2’s Great Pottery Throw Down programme.

The children will then explore the pinch pot technique to make a Spring inspired fluffy chick, wee lamb or baby rabbit to sit proudly on top of their coil pot creation.

The resulting artworks will be fired, glazed and ready for collection from the Pottery approx. three weeks following the workshops.

1.5 hr sessions commence at 11.30am (4-8yrs) and 2pm (9-12yrs) although, these age ranges are not strictly policed as younger and older siblings are always welcome on either session.

Places cost £15 per head with a 10% discount for x3 or more places booked. Telephone and email booking essential: Tel: 01531 633886 e: admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

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