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Herefordshire artists Jon Williams and Sarah Monk photographed in 2014 when the couple first moved to Eastnor in 1995

Herefordshire artists Jon Williams and Sarah Monk photographed in 2014 when the couple first moved to Eastnor in 1995

25 years ago to the day, two young pottery graduates from Bath arrived in Herefordshire to set up their studio on the idyllic Eastnor Castle Estate!

It’s safe to say the business has grown and developed in ways the couple could not have imagined when they took on the redundant farm building in which to make their ceramic artwork.

Not long after they arrived Jon and Sarah wrote an article for Ceramic Review:

artists Jon Williams and Sarah Monk photographed in 1995 for ceramic review

 

Couple make pottery to celebrate 9th wedding anniversaryDid you know POTTERY is the traditional 9th wedding anniversary gift. These guys took it one step further and made each other a clay pot on the potter’s wheel.

husband make wife clay pot to celebrate 9th wedding anniversary at Eastnor Pottery near Malvern wife makes husband a pot on the potter's wheel to celebrate 9th wedding anniversary

 

Participant showing finished piece for celebratory treeBMI Healthcare in Droitwich employed The Flying Potter to work with the entire staff at the hospital to produce a permanent and collaborative ceramic artwork to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the organisation.

Creative collaborations with BMI Healthcare and Eastnor Pottery     Participants enjoyed working on pottery tree pieces for celebration     Participant focuses on painting their creation     Pottery tree pieces created with BMI Healthcare for 30th anniversary
Surgeons, nurses, admin & kitchen staff attended hour long sessions to create a giant Worcestershire Black Pear Tree. Each participant made either a pear or a leaf decorated in a manor representative of their own personality or interests.

Staff and management raved about the experience commenting on the fun and therapeutic nature of the sessions.

Once it’s been fired and glazed, the tree will be mounted on the wall in reception for clients and staff to marvel at and enjoy.

Pottery leaves all finished     Pottery tree pieces created with BMI Healthcare for 30th anniversary     Creative pottery leaf for BMI with Eastnor Pottery