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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

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.

looking at photos on a phone at eastnor pottery

upside down terracotta pot made by three generations of the same family to celebrate a 70th birthday

group photo of happy family outside eastnor pottery celebrating 70th birthday

We loved collaborating with these guys to make a stunning terracotta planter to commemorate Jeanette’s mum’s 70th birthday.

upside down terracotta pot made by three generations of the same family to celebrate a 70th birthday

Three generations gathered at the Pottery to build, from scratch, a giant pot using the coiling technique. Once the surface had been smoothed off, the family set about making little clay models to decorate the surface – each clay model related to or referenced a story about the birthday girl. The end result, an encrusted and unique masterpiece that will look absolutely fabulous planted up and displayed in the garden or conservatory.

70th birthday party admiring the group pot they made at eastnor pottery in herefordshire

 

family inspecting their pottery they made at eastnor pottery

 

close up of 70th birthday terracotta pot made by family at eastnor pottery