Some of customers over the past four years or so will remember throwing pots under the tutorage of one of our staff members called Ethan.
Ethan joined us in 2012 as a fresh faced Community Arts Apprentice having never thrown a pot in his life. As part of his training we encouraged him to spend at least an hour a day on the potter’s wheel perfecting his technique. In a short space of time he was proficient enough to work with our customers, and was so smitten with the clay, established a studio at home.
Such was his rapid development and interest in pottery, after he finished his year-long apprenticeship we were able to offer him full time employment as a workshop facilitator here at Eastnor Pottery.
Fast forward to April 2018 and Ethan has nearly completed the first year of a BA Hons Ceramics course at Cardiff Metropolitan University!
Throwing is still very important to his making and he’s been making some pretty handsome forms decorated by way of a technique called naked raku.
More examples of Ethan’s work can be seen here.