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The Enormous Turnip

Young girl learning to make pottery on the potter's wheel at Eastnor PotteryChildren’s potter’s wheel workshop sessions in the ½ term Holiday – 25th October 2017

As October half term rapidly approaches, we are delighted to announce details of our fun and creative children’s pottery workshop sessions planned for Wednesday 25th October.

The tale of the Enormous Turnip will provide the autumnal inspiration with participants each taking a turn on the potter’s wheel to make a trug for their root vegetable.

Instead of pulling handles, the children will ‘pull’ turnips from the earth! ;)

One at a time, they will sample the delights of the potter’s wheel, taking their little pot back to the table to be filled with hand-modelled Autumnal fare.

The children will be using terracotta clay and their fired creations will be 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

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

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

Don’t we all just #LovePottery

Children get to make a pot on the potterywheel at eastnor potteryBig well done to all the young potters who joined us for our Valentines themed, potter’s wheel workshop sessions for children in the February 1/2 term.

Children as young at two and a half took to the wheel to create heart shaped pots, filled with clay models of stuff they love. There were a few busts of girlfriends and boyfriends ;) but on the whole, the young artists opted for pets, games and the occasional Big Mac 7 fries!

The half term holiday was quite a protracted affair this year as different educational authorities took different weeks off. We facilitated two Wednesdays of workshops in an attempt to accommodate our customers from Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.

Photos of the terracotta clay fun can be accessed by clicking here.

The next children’s sessions take place in the Easter holidays on Wednesday 19th April and are entitled ‘SPRING INTO SCULPTURE’ We’ll be running 1.5 hr sessions starting at 11.30am for the 4-8yrs and 2pm for the 9-12 age group. That said, we don’t expect people to drive out to us twice on the same day and younger/older siblings can attend either session. Drop us an email at admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk to reserve a place.clay mcdonalds made by child at eastnor pottery & the flying potter

dog inspired pottery at eastnor pottery

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