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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

 

terracotta clay hedgehog made at eastnor pottery workshop

Family Pottery Fun in ½ term

HALF TERM HEDGEHOGS

26th & 27th October 2021

terracotta clay hedgehog made at eastnor pottery workshop

We’re delighted to announce details of our fun pottery sessions for families in the rapidly approaching October ½ term holiday.

Hedgehogs provide the inspiration for the autumnal clay fueled creativity.

Participants of all ages and abilities will each make a terracotta hedgehog using the hand modelling pinch-pot technique. They will also be encouraged to paint their creations with a creamy white 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 hedgehogs 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 £20 per person. Under 12’s must be accompanied by at least one fee paying adult. Places can be booked online by visiting our website page dedicated to clay modelling (scroll down to the orange button!) or calling 01531 633886.

sarah monk and jon williams from eastnor pottery

AND WE’RE OPEN!!!!!

Our first week back…..

13 & 14 April – EGGSTRAORDINARY EGG-CUPS! – Clay modelling for families.

15, 16 & 17 April – Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel – does what it says on the tin!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Pottery.

See you soon.

Love

Jon & Sarah xx

 

egg cup made from pottery clay at eastnor pottery

egg cup made from pottery clay at eastnor potteryAs you may be aware, we are intending to re-open on the 12th April 2021 and to celebrate we are hosting two days of Easter themed, pottery classes for families.

The 1.5hr  fun sessions take place 13 & 14 April and are entitled ‘Egg-straordinary Eggcups’

Families get to sample a whole range of clay modelling skills to produce their very own and totally unique eggcup. They’ll be rolling, pinching and flattening the soft clay to create their eggcups and once they’ve been constructed, they’ll also have the opportunity to paint them. A palette of brightly coloured underglazes will be available to brush onto their marvelous, clay creations.

The masterpieces will be left at the Pottery to be fired and glazed and ready for collection from the Pottery a few weeks later. P+P can be arranged at £5 per egg-cup for those who are unable to collect their work.

We will be working outside in our lovely Potting Tent Marquee on the Pottery lawn. Although we are blessed with ample studio space we are currently unable to accommodate spectators and ‘helpers’. All children must be accompanied by a fee paying adult.

As you might expect in these socially distanced times, places are limited to x8 participants per session so early booking is advised. Places can be purchased online, via email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk or over the phone: 01531 633886

 

family pose for a photograph at eastnor pottery

family pose for a photograph at eastnor pottery

Woo hoo! 2000 followers on Instagram!

To celebrate we’re offering a Clay Modelling experience x4 (worth £80) as a giveaway prize.

To enter you’ll need to hop over to our Instagram post and then….

  1. Like the post
  2. Follow us @eastnorpottery
  3. Tag a friend (as many as you like but one per comment-the more tags the higher your chance of winning)

The competition is open to UK residents only and will close on the 28th February at midnight.

The winner will be announced on Monday 1st March.

Good luck! xx