We are delighted to announce details of our fun, creative and Summer themed children’s workshop sessions scheduled for the approaching six week break.
Jump In is the theme and youngsters will get to sample the delights of the potter’s wheel as well as learning other clay modeling techniques.
The workshop sessions, designed for children as young as 4 years take place on Wed 1st August.
Participants will each take a turn on the potter’s wheel guided by one of our resident, friendly potters. The resulting ‘pot’ will be filled with the children’s clay models becoming a paddling, duck or rock pool – it could be anything, but rest assured we’ll be guided by the children’s own interests and imagination.
The children’s creations will be fired and ready for collection from the Pottery approx. one month later – dates and times will be issued on the day of the workshops.
1.5 hr sessions commence at 11.30am and 2pm and are tailored for two age groups: 4-8yrs in the mornings and 9-12yrs in the afternoons. Although, these age ranges are not strictly adhered to as younger and older siblings are always welcome to participate on either session.
Places cost £15 per head with a 10% discount for x3 or more places booked. Telephone and email booking essential: Tel: 01531 633886 e: email@example.com
Three generations of the same family were all in the same place at the same time here at the Pottery in the Summer hols. No mean feat when you consider some family members live in Singapore.
The eighteen participants each created and painted a pinch-pot sculpture.
If you’ve got a big family celebration coming up, you know where to come! Details right here.
We loved working with these newly weds who apart from making some super pots, introduced us to the concept of the Mini-moon.
After all the extravagance and cost of the big day, more and more couples are opting for a shorter honeymoon break.
This couple worked with us on the Tuesday and then went foraging with Wild Food UK on Wednesday before heading back to Harrow later in the week.
If you and your partner have something to celebrate and fancy getting creative with clay then please take a look at our pottery projects specially designed for couples.
If I was to name a community arts practitioner who I greatly admire for her work with young people, it has to be artist drama practitioner Toni Cook. Time and time again I’ve witnessed Toni work her magic with groups, using a mix of performance, wit and humility to build massive levels of confidence in the young people.
I’ve been fortunate to have collaborated with Toni on several projects so you can imagine my delight on being invited to work with her again on a project initiated by Hereford Library service and SHYYP – a charity working with young homeless people or those at risk of being made homeless.
Although I only worked two sessions with a small group of young people in Ross on Wye Library, I was so impressed by the group’s creativity and confidence, I found myself, a few weeks later, in the Courtyard Theatre watching a performance by the same young people called ‘If you walked a mile in my shoes’
The moving performance told the individual stories of 14 young people, who shared their own true-life experiences through prose, poetry, songs, rap and film, describing their emotions, questions of identity, making their voice heard and fight for survival.
It was brilliant! A testament, not only to the participant’s bravery but to the skillful facilitation of Toni and the other artists, organisations and youth workers involved. Well done everybody!
Always a joy to be working the idyllic grounds of Hellens near Much Marcle.
Every year the beautifully tended house and grounds are the setting for a Garden Festival open to the general public. More often than not we’re asked to provide ‘make and take away’ clay workshops for young visitors and their families.
This year Aimee and Immy were in attendance on the Saturday and Sarah took up the reins on Sunday.
Over the two days, countless participants made pinch pot fish to take home to paint.
Here’s a small selection left with us whilst their makers enjoyed the rest of the show without having o lug their creations around with them. Pleased to report all the fish were collected at the end of the event.
If you took part in the drop-in workshops and managed to paint your creation we’d love it if you could email us a picture: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nearly 10,000 people enjoyed tinkering with materials in The Maker Shack at the Cheltenham Science Festival 2018 – and nearly all of them designed and made a clay tile at the Eastnor Pottery station!
It was the second year running Olivia Clements requested the services of the Flying Potter so we knew what to expect in terms of sheer volume of participation….and we weren’t disappointed!
The event was exhausting and needed team Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter to work shifts. Sarah, Millie and Jon all did a couple of days but all agreed it would have been really, really hard work if it hadn’t been for the brilliant army of volunteer helpers.
Each station was designated a couple of extra hands who once had been briefed on the activity, set about their tasks with enthusiasm, initiative and understanding. They were brilliant!