Traditionally, June is a quiet month for our potter’s wheel weekends and one day workshops as the great British public’s attention is drawn towards the garden and other outside pursuits. Normally, we see a lull in the number of ‘would be potters’ and adjust the frequency of workshops accordingly. Not so this year! June has been as busy as any other month with hoards of participants beating a trail to our door.
We provide a complimentary lunch and participants have really enjoyed picnicking on the Pottery lawn in the Summer sunshine.
Here’s photo evidence of the potting public’s unwavering desire to make pottery in flaming June.
Potter’s wheel weekend 3&4 June 2017
Potter’s wheel weekend 10&11 June 2017
Potter’s wheel day 17 June 2017
Husband and ‘keeper of secrets’ Geoff, arranged for himself and wife Julie to spend the day making pots on the potter’s wheel as a birthday surprise. Julie had always harboured a desire to try the potter’s wheel and we were delighted when Geoff approached us to help fulfil her ambition.
He did such an excellent job of concealing the activity from Julie, even when they were yards from the Pottery she still had no idea of what they were going to be doing for the day.
The pair thoroughly enjoyed their experience and we’re sure we’ll be seeing both of them again in the not too distant future.
These guys were on an extended honeymoon when they recently attended one of our potter’s wheel weekend workshops. They quite literally stepped off a plane, into the Pottery and onto the potter’s wheels.
The pair spent a brilliant day with seven other potter’s wheel newbies making loads of terracotta pots, plates and bowls.
The newly weds even found the energy to re-enact ‘that scene’ from ‘that movie’ – I think you know the one!
Love the sgraffito work on these bowls made by one of our regular customers.
Rachel attended one of our one day potter’s wheel workshops and as a result, qualified for our £10 an hour, semi-supervised studio rental. So far she’s been back three or four times perfecting her throwing technique and creating some stunning surface decoration.
I don’t think readers will be too surprised to learn that she’s an artist and has an online presence: OldAshArt
Saturday 25th March 2017 will be remembered as one of the most diverse and busy days we’ve ever had here at Eastnor Pottery and the Flying Potter.
We facilitated x2 children’s birthday parties, a pottery hen party for 18 girls and an endless stream of couples and family drop-in participants.
More photographic evidence here.