eastnor pottery herefordshire spring 2020

eastnor pottery herefordshire spring 2020

It will be of no surprise to many of you, but we have taken the decision to close temporarily in response to the Coronavirus crisis.

The safety of our staff and customers is paramount and we will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

All vouchers and bookings will be honoured and we recommend all customers who have had their experiences postponed to contact us to re-schedule once the situation returns to normal. We’ll aim to make announcements on our home page when we intend to resume trading.

For those of you waiting for pots in the post, we are unable to dispatch. Please rest assured, your creations are safe with us and we’ll aim to reunite you with your fired gems once we are back on our feet.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you to the Pottery once this serious emergency is behind us.

We wish you all well at this trying time.

Stay safe everyone.

Love from Jon, Sarah, Jo, Aimee and Grace

A few weeks back we were contacted by a young videographer and photographer called George Nash. He asked if he could visit to shoot some footage to add to his burgeoning portfolio of photographs and moving image.

We were instantly struck by the professionalism of his approach and the initiative he’d demonstrated in doing so.

George spent a busy Saturday morning in March with us filming and photographing our customers and staff in action. He also brought along his drone to get a bird’s eye view of the Pottery and surrounding Herefordshire landscape.

George was very easy to work with, putting ourselves and more importantly our customers at ease as he moved around the studio, capturing large and small interactions. He demonstrated a really good eye for composition and worked very hard to capture the ‘right’ images.

We are so impressed not only with the results, but the speed in which he delivered the finished work. We think he’s captured the vibe and environment we strive for perfectly. Well done George!

George can be contacted on all the usual social media platforms:

George’s website.

George’s Instagram.

Georges other Instagram.

George’s YouTube.

George’s twitter.

George’s Face Book.

interactive ceramic fish designed for water play by artist jon williams

Jon’s been busy making new work for an exhibition entitled ‘Making Histories’ scheduled to have opened 20 March 2020 at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum.

He was one of seven contemporary ceramic artists from the across the Midlands, invited to respond to the Museum’s diverse collection of ceramics. All commissioned artists were to exhibit new work alongside some of the historical objects which inspired them. Then COVID-19 hit!

Needless to say, the Gallery closed and the exhibition cancelled, not before the exhibitions team had spent weeks installing the show.

Undeterred, the team at Leamington have been working incredibly hard to make the exhibition available online. And here it is! – a video complete with commentary by exhibitions curator Lily Crowther.

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Although this is not strictly pottery related, we have a vested interest in this heartwarming and life affirming fitness video – it’s our daughter who is facilitating the session :) #proudparents

This is a fun workout to try at home even if you don’t have limited mobility.

Enjoy!

Clay Sculpting

A lot of home-schooling going on at the moment!

Over the years we’ve produced a collection of ‘how to do’ videos.

In an attempt to help educate and ‘entertain’ the nations children, we’ve dusted off a few of the ‘better’ (?) ones to post here on our website.

Here’s the first one on how to make a clay fish. If you don’t have access to clay, why not try using play dough?

Good luck everybody and we’d love to see how you get on. Ping us a pic on Twitter, Face Book or Instagram – make sure you tag us in too! We’re @eastnorpottery on most platforms.

Loads more where this little gem came from! Head on over to our Eastnor Pottery YouTube channel for more epic productions!

young mums enjoy making pottery on the potters wheel in the summer at eastnor pottery

pottery hen party team photograph in the pottery studio at eastnor potteryIt’s that time of year when expectant hens are busy organising parties and events for their friends and bride to be.

We hosted our first ever pottery hen party over 20 years ago, having been approached by a bridesmaid looking for a creative and memorable hen party alternative 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.

Hen parties have become such a huge (and hugely enjoyable!) part of our workshop offer. We have a huge range of projects for groups, details can be found on our Pottery Hen Party page right here on our website.

If you have a date in mind or a bespoke ‘make’ you’d like to discuss with us, please give us a call on 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk we’d be delighted to have a chat!

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