Each pot made on a potter’s wheel by a first time participant is totally unique. The shape is as individual to its maker as their very own fingerprint – everybody holds their hands in a different way.
Once participants have experienced the joys of making a pot, they are offered the opportunity to further individualise their freshly thrown ware by decorating with coloured slips and underglazes.
The variety of approach to colour and theme is awe inspiring. Just take a look at the multitude of effects (and shapes) of these recently fired & glazed customer creations.
A sample of Eastnor Pottery’s customers creations made on the potter’s wheel and hand decorated.
It sure was a busy one and we’ve had so much fun working with each and every one of our wonderfully creative visitors – thanks for coming!
We always ask if customers don’t mind posing for a photo or two, documenting their time spent with us. Think we managed to snap most of them:
Summer hols 2017 week one.
Summer hols 2017 week two
Summer hols 2017 week three
Summer hols 2017 week four & five
Summer hols 2017 week six
We’ve entertained some lovely family adult groups of late. Karen and her grown-up children spent the whole day making pots on the kick wheels and hand- building coil pots whilst Hazel marked her 70th Birthday with a 1.5 hr shared potter’s wheel extravaganza in the Potting Tent marquee.
If you have an anniversary, birthday or family get-together planned, why not spend it in the relaxed and creative atmosphere of Eastnor Pottery.
Hats off to all the lovely families, couples and individuals who took a creative journey in clay with us over the Easter break. We salute your creativity and flair for the mucky stuff!
Good work on the mugs, plates, dragons, owls, elephants, cats, dogs, ducks, fruits, gnomes and pretty much the blooming kitchen sink!
Fired examples of what they made
At the beginning of April we took part in a national clay event organised by The Crafts Council and BBC Get Creative.
Hey Clay! aspired to give people the opportunity to get creative with clay at free pottery workshops in venues all over the UK. The event ran from Friday 7 – Sunday 9 April 2017, and we welcomed near on 100 participants to our studio – all of them making a pot on the potter’s wheel.
We created a photo album of each day:
Friday 7th April
Sat 8th April
Sun 9th April