FREE wheeling III 23 – 25 March 2018
Once again we are ‘throwing’ caution to the wind and taking part in the immensely popular, terribly creative and extremely good fun HEY CLAY event.
We are inviting individuals and families to make a pot on the potter’s wheel for FREE.
Participants get to take their creations away on the day to dry and paint at home or, they can be left with us to be fired and glazed at just £10. An additional £5 per pot will entitle the maker to paint their pot in ceramic colour right there and then.
15 min time slots available all day. Pre-booking essential. Tel 01531 633886 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have oodles of FREE parking on site.
HEY CLAY! is a national celebration of clay which gives everyone the chance to unleash their inner potter at venues across the UK through free workshops and taster sessions.
The event is organised by The Crafts Council and takes place 23rd – 25th March as part of the BBC’s GET CREATIVE FESTIVAL
Here are a few pics from last year’s Hey Clay:
We hosted our first ever pottery hen party over 20 years ago having been approached by a brides maid looking for a creative hen party activity for an arty hen.
We were (and still are) always up for a challenge and said ‘yes’ without too much hesitation. It just sounded like such an interesting, novel and fun preposition.
Little did we anticipate at the time, hen parties would become such a huge (and hugely enjoyable!) part of our workshop offer.
Here are a few photos from Claire’s particularly lovely pottery hen party experience we facilitated Autumn 2017. The girls made and painted coil pot goblets which looked stunning once they had been fired and glazed.
We just love hosting big family groups, no more so than when the lovely Capper family visited the Pottery in January.
Participants of all ages made pots on x7 potter’s wheels we’d prepped especially to celebrate Grandad Ron’s 65th Birthday.
We call this option our Deluxe potter’s wheel experience where participants spend 3 hrs taking turns on multiple wheels. We then fire and glaze the group’s creations ready to be collected from the Pottery approx one month later.
Fabulous inter-generational fun!
If you’ve got something worth celebrating then come and celebrate it with us!
We have over 20 years experience of working with families and groups of friends, celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and reunions.
Many of the workshops are inter-generational and it’s common for x3 generations of the same family to work alongside each other in the creative calm of the studio. Group size is never an issue and we have the space and equipment to accommodate 30 children or 20 adults in one sitting.
As well as creating treasured memories on the day of your workshop, your clay creations can be fired and glazed, making for a permanent reminder of your fun time together in Eastnor.
Here are some photos from several group bookings, all taking place on the same Saturday in January.
If you have something to celebrate or are looking for a creative activity for your get-together, please call 01531 633886 or email email@example.com to discuss your ideas.
Check out our projects and prices for large and small groups.
A lot of our lovely hen party groups opt for our 3hr ‘Deluxe’ potter’s wheel experience. As part of the package, the group make a collaborative artwork as a permanent memento for the bride to be of her celebrations at Eastnor Pottery.
The artwork is usually themed and we encourage participants to clay-model an anecdote about the hen, to be added to a large clay form. The addition can relate to any part of the hen’s life and can illustrate almost any story or personal attribute.
We love the stories that emerge as we construct the ‘story pot’ and the activity works wonderfully as an ice breaker, particularly if the girls are not previously acquainted.
Chief hen Philippa (pictured above) made a fantastic clay bee to symbolise her fascination, as a child in catching bumble bees in her bare hands!!! Once Philippa’s hens had completed the collaborative masterpiece, they all took turns on the x5 potter’s wheels we’d prepped for their enjoyment.
Everybody had a fab time and the experience is documented in photographs right here.