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pottery course participants brought their parrot along for companionship

From time to time we get asked by customers if they can bring their pooches to the pottery. As long as other participants are fine with dogs, then we are too. We welcome well behaved canine spectators to the studio – no probs.

Dogs are one thing, but we must admit to being slightly apprehensive when a couple asked if they could bring their African Grey Parrot!

We needn’t have been concerned and having such a handsome bird in the Pottery as it was impeccably behaved and made for a unique experience for all our pottery course guests. Isn’t he gorgeous!

pottery course participants brought their parrot along for companionship

 

spring daffs at eastnor pottery

We love our Eastnor Pottery garden all year round, although, it looks particularly inspiring when the daffs are out.

Here’s a little video clip to lift the spirits! :)

jon the potter from eastnor pottery prepares to close for lockdown #2 5th nov - 2nd dec 2020

Eastnor Pottery Closed 5th Nov – 2nd Dec 2020

jon the potter from eastnor pottery prepares to close for lockdown #2 5th nov - 2nd dec 2020

Postponed experiences

Genuinely so so sorry we’re not going to be able to welcome you to the Pottery in November :( If you have an Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Class or Potter’s Wheel Course scheduled for the Lockdown period, please rest assured your experience is safe with us and we look forward to meeting you when you are able to visit – no matter how far in the future that might be.

Pots in the post

If you were able to visit us in the Autumn and paid P+P, we are still intending to post your creations out to you during Lockdown. It may take us a little longer to process your work but please be patient and we’ll email you once they are on their way.

Collecting finished pots

We’ve been operating a non-contact collection system which has worked brilliantly! We’ll continue to use this system once your masterpieces have emerged from the kiln. Again, as our staff have been furloughed, it might take a little longer but we will message you with instructions once they are ready.

And finally…

Although we are currently unable to make pots with you lovely lot, please consider our Potter’s Wheel Experience Vouchers. Christmas is just around the corner and what better way than to treat a loved one by gifting the gift of pottery making!

Stay safe & take care.

J&S xx

12th pottery birthday party at eastnor potteryMathilda and her family have been visiting Eastnor Pottery for donkeys! We think their patronage goes back to when she was 4 or 5 years old when she and her sister used to attend our children’s pottery sessions in the school holidays. Fast forward and here she is celebrating her 12th birthday with friends in our fabulous Potting tent on the Pottery lawn. Judging by the glorious sunshine, she’d accumulated a stack load of loyalty points!

Details of our creative pottery parties for children can be found here.

 

pinch pot frog made at eastnor pottery

Superhero poster children's pottery session 30-5-18Children’s Pottery sessions in half term. Wed 30 May 2018

We are delighted to announce details of our fun and creative children’s workshop sessions scheduled for the approaching half term holiday.

Superhero is the exciting and inspirational theme.

It doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll be encouraging the children to make Marvel Comic inspired characters (although who can fail to be impressed by the powers of Ironman or The Hulk!) We’ll also be encouraging the young clay enthusiasts to consider Superheros closer to home. We’re thinking mums, dads, grandparents, teachers or some other figure they admire or look up to.

Once the children have modelled their superheros using a range of pottery making techniques, they will have the opportunity to paint their creations, there and then with coloured slips and underglazes.

The resulting work will need to dry thoroughly before it can be fired in the kiln. We allow approximately one month for this process and details of collection times will be issued on the day of the workshop.

1.5 hr sessions commence at 11.30am and 2pm and are tailored for two age groups: 4-8yrs in the morning and 9-12yrs in the afternoon. Although, these age ranges are not strictly adhered to as younger and older siblings are always welcome to participate on either session.

Places cost £15 per head with a 10% discount for x3 or more places booked. Telephone and email booking essential: Tel: 01531 633886 e: admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk