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Intergenerational clay

Big family groups taking to clay at Eastnor Pottery

We love it when large family groups choose pottery as the activity to mark an anniversary or special occasion.

Eastnor Pottery's Potters Wheels are perfect for celebrating birthdays                                          Intergenerational Birthday Party for Big Family Groups

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”

Fantastic fun at Eastnor Pottery for all the family with our group bookings


I can sing a rainbow…

Collaborative pottery arts project in Herefordshire's St Marys Primary school FownhopeWe 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.

Rainbow tile panel created by students at St Marys Primary School Fownhope Herefordshire

Stop shopping start potting!

PFREE potter's wheel event Dec 2016 at Eastnor PotteryFree-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 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

Anglo Saxon Clay

Anglo Saxon huts made by KS1 children from Finstall First School WorcestershireThe Anglo Saxons are definitely a hot curriculum topic for KS 1&2. In past week we have led Anglo Saxon inspired clay projects with no less than three schools.

Staunton on Wye Primary School in Herefordshire made a couple of collaborative planters, encrusted with Anglo Saxon insignia and detail. Swords, shields, houses and long boats were well represented amongst the children’s models attached to the surface of a giant coil pot.

Ethan made the trip to Finstall first School in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire to work with Class 4, making individual iron age houses. (above)

Eastnor Primary will also be making the short stroll up the lane to the Pottery to sample the delights of building mini iron age huts.

CLAY! – for all your Anglo Saxon curriculum needs

Terracotta planter made by Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter with Staunton on Wye Primary School

Walking with clay dinosaurs

Clay Dinosaurs made at Eastnor Pottery with St. Josephs Primary School

St Josephs RC Primary School visited us here at Eastnor Pottery on a sunny Autumnal morning to make clay dinosaurs with Sarah.

The KS2 children have been looking at volcanoes, dinosaurs and the Jurrasic era and the Art co-ordinater thought it a creative opportunity to realise some of their studies in clay.

The children spent a day with us in the inspirational setting of our artist’s studio making hollow diplodocus, liopleurodon and T-rex.

At lunchtime, they were able to picnic in our ‘Potting Tent’ marquee before spending some free time exploring the pottery sculptures dotted around the Pottery Garden and playing on our musical drum pots.

The group left the Pottery at 2pm to get back to Ross on Wye for the end of the school day – all agreed the day had been a creative, educational and successful school outing.

And when the children got back to school they wrote thank you letters. This is one of our faves:

Dear Sarah

My name is Morgan from St Josephs. Thank you for this phenomenal experience! It was amazing when you helped us to make the pot for Mrs Francis.

The models that you made were….well, I cant really explain how good they were. Jon is really nice and creative. You are so good, I was breath-taken, when I found out that you could make a toast rack, a kettle and lots of other useful things. Making the dinosaurs were incredible. Thank you so, so, so, so much! (Also, who do the horses belong to?)

Yours sincerely


Pottery dinosaurs being made at Eastnor Pottery   Collaborative Coil Pot made with Eastnor Pottery and St. Joseph's Primary School   Pottery dinsoaurs on th emenu at Eastnor Pottery with St Joseph's Primary School

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