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hand painted goldfinch on a potter's wheel thrown pot on a pottery course

hand painted goldfinch on a potter's wheel thrown pot on a pottery course

On day two of our Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course, you get to paint your pots made on day one.

We love the variety of decorative technique employed by the participants. Some people splash the colour on whilst others take a little more time with their painting. Top work Giles!

weekend pottery course participant paints a detailed goldfinch on his hand thrown pot at eastnor pottery herefordshire

white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

It’s mostly adults who enjoy our Weekend Potter’s Wheel Courses here at Eastnor Pottery but every once in a while we’ll entertain a teenager or young person. We love the dynamism and creative flair the junior potters bring to the table.

GCSE art student Ellie was no exception.

Ellie was gifted one of our weekend courses as a Christmas present last year and attended a fully booked event in the Spring 2021. On day two, you can  assemble the pots from the previous day into a single work of ceramic art. Ellie was keen to make a Dragon Tea Pot and threw all the components (spout, lid etc) on Saturday. On Sunday all the bits and pieces were leather hard and perfect for scratch and slipping together. We think she made an amazing job of her mission – Well done Ellie!
white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon taken from a birds eye view

mother and daughter holding cardboard box smiling, in front of hedgerow

We love our returners!

Here’s Jean & Elizabeth unwrapping their gems from last time! 🤩🎉

This time they brought a few pals and stayed at The Cottage In The Wood “it was the best food we’ve ever had!” Praise indeed! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

two women pulling pots out of a cardboard box smiling

five women holding wodden boards with ceramic creations they have made standing outside eastnor pottery next to the eastnor pottery sign

five woman sat around jon williams doing a throwing demo on a potters wheel in side a marquee

 

 

lady holding on to wooden table laughing with pottery in the background

 

mother and daughter holding cardboard box smiling, in front of hedgerow

man and woman couple holding pots made on introduction pottery session outside potting shed

man and woman couple standing outside eastnor pottery next to sign holding pots and wearing eastnor pottery aprons

Our Introduction To The Potter’s Wheel Class is perfect for couples. You can book your 1.5 hr, shared potter’s wheel experience online right here on our Eastnor Pottery website.

daughter filming mother on her phone whilst throwing a pot on a potters wheel

mother and daughter across from man and woman couple standing outside pottery with pots thrown on introductory potters wheel course

man and woman couple holding pots thrown on pottery session inside the potting tent

 

man and woman couple holding pots made on introduction pottery session outside potting shed

pottery participants wearing hospital scrubs to the potters wheel introductioncouple standing in doorway of pottery holding pots made at eastnor

man and woman couple eating lunch on blue bench outside

 

blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owl

blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owls face

It’s the last day of term – Hurrah!

Jon usually works with two or three schools a week, particularly in the Summer term when exams are out the way and arts weeks are common place. Obviously things were a little bit different this year but Jon still managed to visit one school a week, mainly to complete projects that had been arranged pre-pandemic.

This magnificent tile panel will be mounted outside the reception area at Grangefield Primary School in Bishops Cleeve, welcoming visitors to the school forever more.

Head teacher Karen commissioned Jon to work with every child in the school to produce a collaborative, wall mounted artwork to celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary. The owl is both school emblem and logo and made for a really strong graphic. If you get close up you’ll see the piece has been assembled from individual feathers – each one made by a different pupil.

potter jon williams leaning over putting blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owl

terracotta tiles painted blue and green with a glue gun tip in corner and glue on wooden surface

 

blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owl

blue plaque with writing writing reading' grangefield school 2000-2020' and sgraffito writing reading 'celebrating our 20th anniversary, flying high to spread our wings, eastnor pottery'