Pottery experience vouchers make the best gifts

Experience the potter's wheel vouchers

Christmas is the perfect opportunity to present a loved one or friend with the gift of making pottery!

We have pottery experience vouchers in all denominations, redeemable on a whole range of clay makes and potter’s wheel courses. For example, A £20 voucher will enable the recipient not only to make a pot on the potter’s wheel but to paint and decorate it on the day. We’ll fire and glaze the masterpiece in our kiln, so it’s ready for collection from the Pottery a month or so later. Perfect for that arty family member or creative friend.

If you would like to purchase a Pottery Experience Voucher in time for Christmas please visit our dedicated page or contact the Pottery direct on 01531 633886 or admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

‘Making’ the Christmas office party.

Birthday celebrations at Eastnor PotteryJudging by all the banners appearing outside restaurants and adverts in the local press, we thought it was high time to throw our hat into the ‘Christmas office party’ ring!

For the past 20 years we’ve been hosting Christmas get-together s for businesses and organisations keen to try a novel and creative alternative to the pub meal.

For as little as £15 per head you can experience the delights of modelling and painting soft clay. An extra £10 will enable party goers to take a spin on the potter’s wheel.

Complementary fresh coffee, tea and biscuits are standard, although a lot of our groups prefer to bring alcoholic refreshments and their own nibbles and eats.

So, if you are looking for that stand out Christmas party activity for your workmates and colleagues, then give us a call on 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

We are open 10am – 4pm Tues – Sat but are more than willing to open up in the evening for groups of x6 or more participants.

Creative Hen Party at Eastnor Pottery

PGL ski team office party making frogs snowmen and penguins at Eastnor Pottery Ledbury

Nursery tree

arranging ceramic tiles at eastnor pottery

Our lovely community arts apprentices Aimme and Immy working with Sarah on the final touches of a stunning tile panel made by children, parents and staff at Washwood Heath Nursery School in Birmingham.

Although the practical sessions are of paramount importance and integral to our practice, it’s worth pointing out the value of preparation and after-care we attach to every project.

We reckon for every minute spent working with somebody hands-on, there is at least a minute of preparation and after-care.

This collaboration will be hung on the outside wall of the new Clover Lea Annex building designed for the provision of the under 2’s.

Hens here there and everywhere

Hen party group make pottery jugs and goblets

We are fortunate to be able to offer our creative hens the choice of two versatile artist studio spaces in which to hold their party celebrations. The main studio boasting x8 potter’s wheels is popular with groups of girls choosing to wrestle with spinning mud and flying clay!

If participants are looking to make and paint a clay sculpture or model a coil pot creation, the potter’s wheels can be swapped for workbenches and stools giving ample table top space for their clay creations. Claire and her friends made full use of the furniture to produce an impressive array of coil pot goblets and pottery jugs.

Alternatively, some of our larger parties opt for the delightful ‘Bake Off’ ambience of The Potting Tent marquee on the Pottery lawn. Kitty’s hens, 22 in all, settled in for a morning of clay modeling, Prosecco tippling hen party fun. There was even time for each of the participants to make a pot on the potter’s wheel…and perform a hearty rendition of the potter’s wheel national anthem!

We have lots of hen party projects including collaborative works and individual makes. Please take a look at our clay modelling & potter’s wheel options and contact the Pottery to check availability. Tel 01531 633886 or admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

hen party get creative with clay in the potting tent

Round round round round we getta round!

We’ve been busy of late transporting clay, tools and Flying Potter magic to educational settings all over the West Midlands.

During the first part of the Autumn term we worked with the following schools, exploring a range of curricular themes and topics in clay.

Pottery night light lanterns made by Suckley Primary School and Jon the potter from Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter

‘Secret Garden’ inspired outdoor terracotta sculpture at Suckley Primary.

Tile panel made by all the children at Broadwas Primary School

Whole school tile panel in the shape of school logo at Broadwas Primary.

Pottery owl babies made by nursery and Reception aged children from Old Church Primary School Darlaston

Individual ‘Owl Babies’ with Nursery and YR R at Old Church Primary.

thrown pots made by 40 Yr 4 children from glascote primary school in Darlaston in the West Midlands and Jon Williams from Eastnor Pottery

Potter’s wheel workshop with YR4 at Glascote Primary

clay model of tudor house made by a child at Woodlands Infants School in Solihull

‘Fire of London’ houses with YR2 at Woodands Infants.

iron age round houses models made from pottery by children at Finstall First school in Bromsgrove

Iron Age huts with YR4 at Finstall First School

Clay divas made by Early Years and KS1 children at Leominster primary school and the flying Potter Jon Williams

Pinch pot Diwali lamps with KS1 at Leominster Primary.

Sisters are doing clay

Local WI make pottery coil pots and potter's wheel pots at Eastnor Pottery We’ve entertained a few WI groups at the Pottery recently.

Groups of 10 or 12 women have visited the studio in the Autumnal gloom to get creative with clay.

These ladies from West Malvern WI were the latest group to visit on Wednesday evening to make coil pots and each take a turn on the potter’s wheel. Most of them had never experienced the potter’s wheel or even touched clay since leaving school.

They had a great time and were positively beaming at their pottery achievements. Well done ladies!

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