vale of evesham special school visit eastnor pottery in herefordshire to work with jon the potterEach year a group of students from the Vale of Evesham Special School visit the Pottery to make pots and enjoy working with clay. It’s a delight to host the group and we always look forward to their visit.

This year the young people made and painted mugs that we’ll fire and glaze in time for Mother’s day. 

The children will be reunited with their creations  in a few weeks time when they make a follow-up visit to collect their work and take advantage of our excellent picnic facilities!


Last week, we had a phone call from Katie who was accompanying a group of adults from the charity MENCAP. They were on holiday in the Hereford area and asked if they could come and do some pottery as one of their activities. We were pleased to accomodate Katie and her gang, and on Thursday nine participants spent a productive 1.5 hour clay session making coil pots. The group took their creations away with them to paint and varnish at home.




Pete and his ‘Alien’ head coilpot!

I’m very fortunate to work at Westfield Special School in Leominster, four times a year. This week I had the pleasure of helping Kingfisher class to produce a stack of terracotta garden ornaments. The snail plaques, ladybird dibbers, and flower pots will be sold at an event after Easter to raise funds for their annual residential trip to Dartmoor. Please take a look at the school’s wonderful website, which includes a couple of past pottery projects:;_ID=73