Eastnor Pottery has been supplying workshops to Eastnor Castle for well over 10 years. 

This week, Jon & Sam (Sam pictured above – another work experience student from Hanley Castle High School) have been offering castle visitors the opportunity to build collaborative gargoil planters.
Situated in a fabulous Yurt on the lower terrace, families have been sampling coiling, pinch pot and clay modelling techniques.
We’ll atempt to publish photos on a daily basis!

No, not the world famous broadcasting institution, but the Banbury & Bicester Cub-Scout Association!

Jon and ‘potter in training’ Lottie headed into deepest Oxfordshire to work with some 500 cubs, scouts, beavers and explorers.

The mass camp-out and activities were organised to commemorate the group’s centeenery with youngsters engaging in, amongst other pursuits, rock-climbing, absailing, canoeing and of course pottery.

It had to be one of the coldest Spring Gardening Shows ever. Thermal vests and woolly gloves were definitely in evidence as I tried to coax participants into my ‘Potting tent’ …”It is marginally warmer in here…honest!”

Over the three days of the show, families and individuals produced garden inspired tiles – each tile a part of a giant daisy or sunflower. The panels will be installed by the fishing lake at the Three Counties Showground, commemorating twenty five years of the Spring Gardening Show.