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Children's October Halfterm Pottery Session PosterChildren’s October ½ term Holiday Pottery Sessions

‘Hubble Bubble’

Wed 26 Oct 2016

It feels like only yesterday the children returned to school after the long Summer break, but already we’re busy cooking up fun and creative things for youngsters to do in the fast approaching October ½ term.

This time, ‘Hubble Bubble’ is the topical theme for the sessions scheduled for 26th October in half term.

Participants aged 4yrs+ will have the opportunity to model a pottery cauldron filled with toe-curling clay ingredients. Poisoned entrails, eye of newt, toe of frog – that sort of thing. We’re certain the children will make Shakespeare very proud indeed! The youngsters will also paint their creations with ghoulish slips and ghastly under-glaze colours.

The resulting work will be left here at the Pottery to be dried, fired and glazed, ready for collection a few weeks later.

The 1.5 hr workshop sessions are designed to suit two age groups, (4-8yrs at 11.30am and 9-12yrs at 2pm) although younger or older siblings will never be turned away from either session. Places cost £15 per child (with a 10% discount for x3 or more places booked) and can only be reserved by telephoning 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

Family make ceramic Daffodils at Eastnor Pottery in memory of beloved family memberThis was such a poignant project undertaken with a lovely family. Eve, the main contact was good enough and compelled to write us a glowing review on Trip Advisor:

From the first point of making a call and speaking to Jon the whole experience of my family visit was perfect. My family wanted to make the pottery daffodils to mark as a memento to the passing of our dearly beloved Mum and Grandmother. She loved the small daffodils on May Hill. Jon arranged for my family, three nieces all to make these daffodils to take back out to their home in Singapore after the funeral, to have in their garden.
Jon was such a brilliant teacher with the children. The time scale for the finished daffodils to be collected so they could go back with my family to Singapore was tight,but Jon managed to get them fired in time.
A very special time was had by us all.
Thank you so much.

The ceramic blooms have also been documented and incorporated into The Moment Centenary Project commemorating the fallen in WW1

Great pots made at Eastnor Pottery on the potter's wheel

The BBC & Crafts Council have joined forces to promote a hand’s on pottery event to celebrate the airing of The Great Pottery Throw Down currently being shown on BBC2 9.00pm on  a Tuesday evening.

No less than 50 venues across the Country, are offering FREE pottery workshops on the 4th, 5th and 6th December 2015.

We are delighted to be taking part and on the 4th & 5th Dec will be inviting members of the public to make a complimentary clay pot on the potter’s wheel.

If you fancy tackling a lump of spinning mud or have always yearned to have a go then please contact the Pottery to reserve a place. Tel 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk