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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

green and white and made pot thrown on the potter's wheel

green and white and made pot thrown on the potter's wheelResults from a recent Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course. Fresh out the kiln and ready for dispatch.

yellow and blue bowl and plate made by participants on a pottery course in eastnor herefordshire

hand made ombre decorated pot pastehand made pot in pink and purple blended decoration black hand made pot with bright splats of vivid pinks and yellowsswirley iregular hand made pottery by pottery course participants

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

blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owl

blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owls face

It’s the last day of term – Hurrah!

Jon usually works with two or three schools a week, particularly in the Summer term when exams are out the way and arts weeks are common place. Obviously things were a little bit different this year but Jon still managed to visit one school a week, mainly to complete projects that had been arranged pre-pandemic.

This magnificent tile panel will be mounted outside the reception area at Grangefield Primary School in Bishops Cleeve, welcoming visitors to the school forever more.

Head teacher Karen commissioned Jon to work with every child in the school to produce a collaborative, wall mounted artwork to celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary. The owl is both school emblem and logo and made for a really strong graphic. If you get close up you’ll see the piece has been assembled from individual feathers – each one made by a different pupil.

potter jon williams leaning over putting blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owl

terracotta tiles painted blue and green with a glue gun tip in corner and glue on wooden surface

 

blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owl

blue plaque with writing writing reading' grangefield school 2000-2020' and sgraffito writing reading 'celebrating our 20th anniversary, flying high to spread our wings, eastnor pottery'

two terracotta goblets in front of a large teal and splatter decorated jug

two terracotta goblets in front of a large teal and splatter decorated jug

Emma & Matt’s wine kit! #winewednesday

A beautiful decanter & goblets made on our Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course.

Matt made the amazing ‘splatter’ jug and Emma was responsible for the beautiful terracotta goblets – Teamwork makes the dream work!

Emma and Matt are regulars on our weekend events and in a very short space of time have acquired some mighty fine pottery skills. Well done you two!

curve shaped jug with textured handle, painted teal and decorated with splattered paint

up close image of ceramic teal and decorated with splattered paint

terracotta goblets, one laying flat the other up right, painted teal inside