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montage of little lidded pots made by visiting families to eastnor pottery in half term

montage of little lidded pots made by visiting families to eastnor pottery in half termMarvellous lidded pots from February half term Fresh out of the kiln and ready to be reunited with their makers. Don’t they look great!?

Next up we have NEST MAKING!  Clay fuelled fun for all the family in the Easter holidays:  12, 13, 19 & 20 April. Booking couldn’t be simpler – just look for the orange and white buttons peppered around our website.

montage of lidded pots made on pottery session for families in half term at eastnor pottery

jon williams from eastnor pottery and the flying potter herefordshire

Hands-on clay modelling for all the family

Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13, Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 2022

jon williams from eastnor pottery and the flying potter herefordshire

We’re delighted to announce a series of family clay modelling sessions planned for the Easter holidays.

‘Nest-Making’ is the seasonal theme.

Our hedgerows will soon be a hive of activity as feathered friends construct their homes from twigs, grass and feathers. Participants on these incredibly fun and accessible classes will have the opportunity to emulate this activity – but only using clay!

As well as experiencing a myriad of hand-building techniques, aspiring potters of all ages will also paint their creations with coloured slip.

The nests will need to dry thoroughly before they are fired and glazed. This whole process can take up to five or six weeks and participants will be contacted when their pots have emerged from the kiln.

Sessions are 90 minutes in duration and cost £25 per person. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult and places can be booked online. Please look for the ORANGE button on this page or if you’d like to book by phone, please call 01531 633886 and have your debit/credit card to hand.

 

valentines day inspired pottery lidded pot project in the shape of a heart for families in feb half term at eastnor pottery

valentines day inspired pottery lidded pot project in the shape of a heart for families in feb half term at eastnor potteryWe’re delighted to announce details of our fun and creative pottery sessions for families in the rapidly approaching February ½ term holiday.

Valentines provides the inspiration and potters of all ages will make a little lidded pot using the hand modelling slab technique. Once the lid and pot have been constructed, participants will then get to theme their creations with modelled motifs and detail.

Although Valentines Day will have passed, we thought it would be a good excuse for participants to make a little trinket box to present to a loved one…or maybe not!? We champion creative individuality so if people want to go ‘off piste’ with their decoration, then that’s all good with us.

Participants will paint their creations, there and then using a rich creamy slip – perfect for scratching through to reveal the raw terracotta clay underneath. Connoisseurs of the clay arts will know this technique as sgraffito, a very satisfying and fun method of pottery decoration.

The lidded pots will be fired, glazed and ready for collection from the Pottery one month later. Don’t worry if you are unable to collect, P+P is available at £5 per item.

1.5 hr sessions commence at 9.30am, 11.30am and 2pm and cost £25 per person. Under 12’s must be accompanied by at least one adult. Places can be booked online just scroll down and look for the orange ‘BOOK A CLAY MODELLING EXPERIENCE’ or by calling 01531 633886.

valentines day inspired pottery lidded pot project in the shape of a heart for families in feb half term at eastnor pottery

terracotta clay hedgehog made at eastnor pottery workshop

Family Pottery Fun in ½ term

HALF TERM HEDGEHOGS

26th & 27th October 2021

terracotta clay hedgehog made at eastnor pottery workshop

We’re delighted to announce details of our fun pottery sessions for families in the rapidly approaching October ½ term holiday.

Hedgehogs provide the inspiration for the autumnal clay fueled creativity.

Participants of all ages and abilities will each make a terracotta hedgehog using the hand modelling pinch-pot technique. They will also be encouraged to paint their creations with a creamy white slip – perfect for scratching through to reveal the raw terracotta clay underneath. Connoisseurs of the clay arts will know this technique as sgraffito, a very satisfying and fun method of pottery decoration.

The hedgehogs will be fired, glazed and ready for collection from the Pottery one month later. Don’t worry if you are unable to collect, P+P is available at £5 per item.

1.5 hr sessions commence at 9.30am, 11.30am and 2pm and cost £20 per person. Under 12’s must be accompanied by at least one fee paying adult. Places can be booked online by visiting our website page dedicated to clay modelling (scroll down to the orange button!) or calling 01531 633886.

clay hand modeled tepee with green base, fire and white chair

 

group of children sat around table taking part in a hand clay modelling session

Big thank you to all the lovely potters who took part in our GLAMPING clay modelling sessions for families. You’re all clay superstars and your creations are going to look so cool once they emerge from the kiln. Lovely to catch-up with Bubbles Nursery too!

blue plastic with 15 squared lumps of clay on toptable with round wooden boards and children's chairs surrounding ready for a clay modelling session

 

clay hand modeled tepee surrounded with multicoloured bunting and red heart on top of door with a green base

clay hand modeled lady with ornage hair, purple top and green bottomclay hand modeled tepee red and blue with person sat on a chair, fire and a white dog

mother with son and daughter embracing next to clay creations made at eastnor pottery

hand modeled clay tree with a green base

child's hand holding painting brush, painting a purple hand modelled camper van made from clay

clay hand modeled tepee with green base, fire and white chairpurple camper van with a yellow flower on the side, with a green base and white rabbit, hand modeled with clay

child holding pink 10th birthday baloon next to clay creation made at eastnor pottery2 adults and 2 children stood outside pottery holiding 10th birthday baloon and trays with their clay creations made at eastnor pottery

hand clay model depicting a glamping scene created by a child and painted with under glaze

selection of modeled clay painted with glazes, create by children with glazes in the background

child's hand holding up clay creation of a lady inside a sleeping bag painted orange, white, pink, yellow and bluetable with pots of glazes and water with paintbrushes inside after a clay modelling session