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It’s a rarity participants on our Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel go to the trouble of rehearsing their GHOST moment. These two budding thespians were part of a staff Christmas party who chose to do pottery as their Yuletide celebration here at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter. Great fun!

Probably cutting it fine for this year, but if you’re planning a staff event in 2022 please consider pottery as your creative, fun and unique activity.

 

three generations of the same family make pots on the wheel at eastnor pottery

three generations of the same family make pots on the wheel at eastnor potteryWe had so much fun working with these four! Three generations of the same family, enjoying an afternoon potting alongside each other, creating memories – perfect!

If you are looking for a creative inter-generational activity for all the family, then look no further. Making pots on the potter’s wheel is totally accessible and can be enjoyed by all ages. Doesn’t matter if your group is large or small, we’ve got the activity for you. Just call 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk for details and availability.

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white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

It’s mostly adults who enjoy our Weekend Potter’s Wheel Courses here at Eastnor Pottery but every once in a while we’ll entertain a teenager or young person. We love the dynamism and creative flair the junior potters bring to the table.

GCSE art student Ellie was no exception.

Ellie was gifted one of our weekend courses as a Christmas present last year and attended a fully booked event in the Spring 2021. On day two, you can  assemble the pots from the previous day into a single work of ceramic art. Ellie was keen to make a Dragon Tea Pot and threw all the components (spout, lid etc) on Saturday. On Sunday all the bits and pieces were leather hard and perfect for scratch and slipping together. We think she made an amazing job of her mission – Well done Ellie!
white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon taken from a birds eye view

black chalk board poster displayed on wall with a teal frame reading 'eastnor pottery's step by step'

Chalk board style post reading 'Eastnor Pottery's step by step' inclduing steps how to throw a pot

This is our mantra when we instruct people on how to make pottery on the potter’s wheel – Follow the 5 steps and success is guaranteed!

Illustrator Katie Glover designed this super ‘chalk board’ style poster, currently plastered all over the Pottery for participants to cast their eye over if they get a little stuck.
black chalk board poster displayed on wall with a teal frame reading 'eastnor pottery's step by step'

black chalk bard style poster reading 'eastnor's step by step' inside a white marque, on a white table next to a blue sofa which greenery outside

black chalk board poster displayed on wall surrounded by blue bunting ing 'eastnor pottery's step by step'

 

lady with a mask on sat at a potters wheel holding up wooden board containing 2 pots she has thrown

Lauren, a student at Hereford Art College (HCA) joined us for a week of work experience.

As well as joining one of our Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel classes, she assisted with glazing, packaging customers work and re-claiming clay.

Lauren is considering a career in ceramics and was considering applying to Cardiff Metropolitan University to study the craft. Here’s her art Instagram account.

lady with a mask on sat at a potters wheel holding up wooden board containing 2 pots she has thrown

a green jug, green and purple pot and an unpainted ceramic dish on a wooden board