We’ve gone apprentice mad!

filmaker elena jung filming a coil pot animation at eastnor pottery herefordshire

Hot on the tail of the Community Arts Apprenticeship vacancy, we are now inviting applications for a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship here at Eastnor Pottery.

We are looking for a motivated digital marketing apprentice to join our small and friendly team. The ideal candidate would possess excellent communication skills, be experienced in using social media networks and have a commitment to delivering quality customer service.

Key duties
  • Assist with online and social networking marketing – facebook, youtube, twitter, pinterest and instagram
  • Plan and implement online marketing strategies
  • Take photos and make short videos
  • General office admin work, attending to databases, updating website.
  • Designing and implementing printed promotional material.

Occasional duties:

  • Assist with educational workshops in schools and community settings
  • Assist with educational and recreational workshops in studio – childrens birthday parties, hen parties etc, drop-in sessions
  • Workshop assistant helping with glazing, packing kilns, cleaning, moving furniture

The award winning Creative Alliance based in Birmingham will be managing all applications and suitable candidates will be invited for interview at the Pottery after the closing date.

Please apply here.

 

Experience pottery in 2017

Potter's wheel workshop at Eastnor Pottery Herefordshire2016 was our busiest year to date working with aspiring potters of all ages and abilities here at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter. The popularity in pottery in 2016 was in part, inspired by BBC2’s The Great Pottery Throw Down programme broadcast in the Autumn of 2015. Man, the power of television!

We facilitated no less than 50 weekend and day potter’s wheel workshops – phew!!!

Although we were working ‘flat out’ delivering the best possible potter’s wheel experience for our visitors, we are all in agreement, it was a genuine pleasure to work with each and every one of our customers.

Our attention is now firmly fixed on our 2017 potter’s wheel workshop dates and we are looking forward to sharing the therapeutic benefits of working with clay with the new cohort of potential potter’s.

Here’s what some our most recent potter’s wheel workshop participants have had to say about their Eastnor Pottery Experience:

 

“Brilliant day”

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016

Attended the one day workshop at the weekend. It was great fun. Highly recommend it. The staff were great, so helpful and patient! Teas & coffees plus biscuits on arrival and through out the day. Lovely lunch provided. It was a very warm welcoming and creative atmosphere. If I lived nearer I would be attending more workshops. And the great thing was actually made some pots! Great experience. Go for it.

 

“Loved every minute ”

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2016

What an amazing weekend, so much fun and laughter, couldn’t have been looked after better, would highly recommend to anyone who wants to try something different and laugh. Thanks to all who looked after us xx

 

“Brilliant weekend!! We cant wait to come again”
5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016

Thank you Jon for a brilliant 2 days. I would highly recommend coming on your course and really pleased we did the whole weekend as we made some wonderful creations. I had so much fun, getting splattered with clay, making unusual shaped pots and eating a delicious lunch. The individual attention was great and the pace of learning was perfect. I had no idea we would be carving our pots and painting them into something that will last us forever.
My daughter really enjoyed it too! Her pots were beautiful and she felt a great sense of achievement. we will be back to do it again as you were all such lovely people. Big hug.

“Amazing 2 day Potter’s Wheel. Workshop”
5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016

My sister and I have just spent the last 2 days having an absolutely fantastic time at Eastnor Pottery on a Potter’s wheel workshop; a wonderful birthday gift from my son. Day one was spent throwing as many pots as we could muster and day two was spent turning and painting our selected items. Throughout the two days we had excellent tuition from Jon, Ethan and Jack, who were very patient …….they needed to be as we had no idea what we were doing ! The experience included a buffet lunch which was beautifully prepared by Sarah. We have met some lovely people who came from far and wide to learn the art of potting.
Eastnor Pottery have drop in sessions as well as booked sessions so is accessible for everyone and I would absolutely recommend a visit here.
Thank you Jon, Sarah, Ethan and Jack. I can’t wait to see the finished products.


Work experience student 2017

Hereford YR10 work experience placement at Eastnor PotteryWe are firmly committed to offering young people opportunities to develop their life skills and creativity.

Each year we welcome to the Pottery at least one or two YR10 students from local high schools, looking to experience what it’s like to be a creative practitioner. This year we were joined by Naima from Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School.

Naima packed kilns, wrapped customers work and helped with the day to day running of the studio. She approached her tasks with maturity and willingness enabling us to offer her more and more responsibility as the week progressed. The placement culminated with Naima coaching teachers and educationalists on how to use the potter’s wheel at an Artists in Education event in Birmingham!

Well done Naima and we look forward to seeing how your career in the creative industries develops.

Eastnor Pottery offers YR10 work experience placements to local high schools

 

Clay at Hay

collaborative mud sofa at Hay Literature Festival with Eastnor Pottery

Great to be back at the 30th Hay Festival of Literature 2017 in May.

On one of our last outings at the Festival, back in 2008 it rained and rained and rained for the whole duration. We found ourselves working in a foot of muddy water, the consistency of chocolate smoothie, constructing a mud sofa and arm chair with festival goers young and old.

We were delighted to be re-united with quite a few veterans of the 2008 mud bath, including these twin girls who had braved the mire aged just 4 yrs. Here they are then and now!

twin girls return to Hay on Wye Festival to make pottery with jon williams the flying potter

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