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Happy Birthday To You!

Birthday girl helen celebrates 30th birthday at Eastnor Pottery HerefordshirePeople of all ages celebrate their birthdays with us here at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter.

Helen and her family opted for our 1.5hr shared potter’s wheel experience to mark her 30th. The six adults took turns on the wheel, each person making three or four pots.  Those resting from the wheel offered words of encouragement or simply giggled at their potting partners, wrestling with the spinning clay. One thing was certain, and everybody agreed,  the activity made for a great spectator sport!

We’ll fire and glaze the party’s pots ready for the group to collect in a month’s time, the ceramic keepsakes serving as a permanent reminder of Josie’s special day.

team photo from helens 30th pottery session at  Eastnor Pottery

Celebrate good times!

Big family groups taking to clay at Eastnor Pottery

If you’ve got something worth celebrating then come and celebrate it with us!

We have over 20 years experience of working with families and groups of friends, celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and reunions.

Many of the workshops are inter-generational and it’s common for x3 generations of the same family to work alongside each other in the creative calm of the studio. Group size is never an issue and we have the space and equipment to accommodate 30 children or 20 adults in one sitting.

As well as creating treasured memories on the day of your workshop, your clay creations can be fired and glazed, making for a permanent reminder of your fun time together in Eastnor.

Here are some photos from several group bookings, all taking place on the same Saturday in January.

If you have something to celebrate or are looking for a creative activity for your get-together, please call 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk to discuss your ideas.

Check out our projects and prices for large and small groups.

Hens with a tale to tell.

Hen makes clay bee at pottery hen partA lot of our lovely hen party groups opt for our 3hr ‘Deluxe’ potter’s wheel experience. As part of the package, the group make a collaborative artwork as a permanent memento for the bride to be of her celebrations at Eastnor Pottery.

The artwork is usually themed and we encourage participants to clay-model an anecdote about the hen, to be added to a large clay form. The addition can relate to any part of the hen’s life and can illustrate almost any story or personal attribute.

We love the stories that emerge as we construct the ‘story pot’ and the activity works wonderfully as an ice breaker, particularly if the girls are not previously acquainted.

Chief hen Philippa (pictured above) made a fantastic clay bee to symbolise her fascination, as a child in catching bumble bees in her bare hands!!! Once Philippa’s hens had completed the collaborative masterpiece, they all took turns on the x5 potter’s wheels we’d prepped for their enjoyment.

Everybody had a fab time and the experience is documented in photographs right here.

 

All in the planning!

surprise birthday treat for couple to make pottery on the potterywheelHusband and ‘keeper of secrets’ Geoff, arranged for himself and wife Julie to spend the day making pots on the potter’s wheel as a birthday surprise. Julie had always harboured a desire to try the potter’s wheel and we were delighted when Geoff approached us to help fulfil her ambition.

He did such an excellent job of concealing the activity from Julie, even when they were yards from the Pottery she still had no idea of what they were going to be doing for the day.

The pair thoroughly enjoyed their experience and we’re sure we’ll be seeing both of them again in the not too distant future.

Variety is the spice of life

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Saturday 25th March 2017 will be remembered as one of the most diverse and busy days we’ve ever had here at Eastnor Pottery and the Flying Potter.

We facilitated x2 children’s birthday parties, a pottery hen party for 18 girls and an endless stream of couples and family drop-in participants.

Phew!

More photographic evidence here.