The extra studio space afforded by our bakeoff style ‘Potting Tent’ marquee has come in very useful of late. We are able to run separate events and workshops co-currently, effectively doubling our capacity.
A few weeks ago a local housing association organisation booked a half day potter’s wheel teambuilding session. When they made the initial enquiry, they asked if we had conferencing facilities at the Pottery. Our ‘can do’ approach prevailed and we invited team leaders to check out our facilities. They were so wowed with the atmosphere and creative environment, they booked the Potting Tent conferencing suite for x2 department’s team meetings on two separate days.
Both events went swimmingly with participants thoroughly enjoying our hospitality, lunch, refreshments and of course, the clay fueled fun on the potter’s wheel.
Here’s what they had to say about their Eastnor Pottery ‘corporate’ experience:
“Yes!!!! From the moment I dropped in to speak to Sarah to make arrangements for our team away day, I knew I’d chosen the right place to hold our team event. Having the use of the potting tent for our morning activities worked really well and everything was close to hand. Food and refreshments were all first class. Cannot fault anything.
Regarding the pot throwing experience, none of us had thrown a pot before, and after Jon’s careful and detailed instruction, we all managed to get something resembling a pot! All of my team thought the day was fantastic and I know many of us went away and have recommended you to friends and family.
Great fun making our selfies too!
Friendly, warm and welcoming to everyone. Informative, encouraging, helpful and made it fun! You made us all feel relaxed and at ease. Thank you” Nikki
We had great fun working with delegates and companies at the Business expo 2017 organised by The Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce at The Three Counties Showground in Malvern.
Visitors and exhibitors didn’t need to be asked twice if they’d like to have a go on the wheel and at certain times, participants were queuing up to tackle the clay.
The juxtaposition of a muddy potter’s wheel in amongst the suits, glamour and business paraphernalia makes for a super photograph – as you can see, we took quite a few….
PGL ski team swapped salopettes for aprons in the run up to Christmas and made some truely inspired pinch pot creations. The team booked the studio for their 2016 Christmas office party celebration.
The fired and glazed results are now awaiting collection from the studio and can be viewed here, photographed on an appropriately frosty winter’s morning!
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”