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The hens of Hardwick

Mobile pottery hen party visits Hardwick House nr TewkesburyGreat to be back at Hardwick House facilitating more hen party pottery creativity.

Hardwick House is a half hour drive from Eastnor Pottery and is the perfect country retreat for large groups of girls looking for a Gloucestershire base. (The grand steps leading up to the front door always make for a good group photo too)

This particular bunch made and painted coil pots as well as each taking a turn on the potter’s wheel.

The fruits of their creative labour will be fired, glazed and returned to the girls in time for the bride’s big day.

What colour are you?

Fantastic tiles made at Eastnor Pottery by Mira Teambuilding participants

A team of 30 employees from Mira Showers visited the Pottery to creatively explore ideas about how individuals operate within an organisation.

The team had spent the morning at the office working with their Insights Discovery profiles to help them better understand themselves and their colleagues to improve overall team performance. 

After lunch, they made the short journey to  Eastnor Pottery to interpret what they had learnt about themselves in clay.

Each participant made and painted an individual tile as well as each taking a turn on the potter’s wheel.

Once the tiles have been fired and glazed, they will be hung in the Marketing department back at   Company HQ, as a permanent reminder of the teambuilding event and the importance of working as a group.

The afternoon was hailed a success and this is what Marketing Director Craig Baker had to say about their Eastnor Pottery experience:

“A huge thank you for such an enjoyable day yesterday.  The whole team was fully engaged and we have had some great feedback.  We are all looking forward to putting our installation together”

Tile made by Mira shower executive at Eastnor Pottery Mira Showers at Eastnor Pottery for teambuild

 

Children’s ½ term Holiday Pottery Sessions

Halfterm pottery workshop for children at Eastnor Pottery inspired by Roald Dahl's BFG‘BFG!’ Wed 1st June 2016

To celebrate the Summer cinematic release of Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant (BFG), we’re inviting youngsters to participate in BFG inspired clay workshop sessions in the approaching half term holiday.

Children as young as 4yrs will each have the opportunity to model a 3D portrait of the BFG sculptured from real clay. The fun doesn’t end there as the young artists will be able to paint their creations, there and then with colourful slips and underglazes.

The resulting work will be left with us to be fired, glazed and ready for collection a few weeks later.

The 1.5 hr workshop sessions are designed to suit two age groups, (4-8yrs at 11.30am and 9-12yrs at 2pm) although younger or older siblings will never be turned away from either session. Places cost £15 per child (with a 10% discount for x3 or more places booked) and can only be reserved by telephoning 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

 

Calling all workshop participants

Fantastic Plate made at Eastnor Pottery Fantastic Thrown Masterpiece by customer at Eastnor Pottery Careful hands on the potter's wheel at Eastnor Pottery

The BBC have commissioned a second series of the ever popular Great British Pottery Throwdown … Hurrah!

Group Shot of Great Pottery Throw Down Judges and Participants

As a result, they are currently scouring the country for new contestants. Do you think you have what it takes to make Keith cry? ;)

Over the past 20 years we’ve welcomed literally tens of thousands of clay enthusiasts and workshop participants through the door – surely one or two of you lovely potters fancy a bit of prime time TV coverage?! – Go on – what have you got to loose?

Applications can be downloaded here.

painted clay pots made on the potter's wheel by a beginner                 Beautifully Thrown and Decorated Pot made by Eastnor Pottery Customer

Make unique Christmas gifts

adult and child paint their clay creation at Eastnor Pottery in HerefordshireThe gift of pottery!

Eastnor Pottery & the Flying Potter are encouraging families and individuals who book a pottery session before the 5th December to make their very own personalised Christmas gifts.

Participants will get to use proper clay and a variety of pottery making techniques, including the potter’s wheel, to create totally unique ceramic presents for their loved ones and colleagues.

As long as the objects have been made by the 5th December, they will be fired, glazed and ready for collection from the Studio in time for Christmas day.

Projects start at £15 and the Studio is open 10am-4pm Tuesday- Saturday. Pre-booking essential!

And for the person who has everything….Eastnor Pottery also offers Pottery Experience vouchers starting at just £15!

Book a drop-in session now to see what marvels you can create this winter!

visit us: www.eastnorpottery.co.uk

email: admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

call us: 01531633886

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