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Clay Sculpting

A lot of home-schooling going on at the moment!

Over the years we’ve produced a collection of ‘how to do’ videos.

In an attempt to help educate and ‘entertain’ the nations children, we’ve dusted off a few of the ‘better’ (?) ones to post here on our website.

Here’s the first one on how to make a clay fish. If you don’t have access to clay, why not try using play dough?

Good luck everybody and we’d love to see how you get on. Ping us a pic on Twitter, Face Book or Instagram – make sure you tag us in too! We’re @eastnorpottery on most platforms.

Loads more where this little gem came from! Head on over to our Eastnor Pottery YouTube channel for more epic productions!

clay owl made on a pottery class at eastnor pottery in herefordshire

clay owl made on a pottery class at eastnor pottery in herefordshirePottery family fun in the February half term

TWIT TWOO!

18 – 22 February 2020

We’re delighted to announce details of our fun and creative themed sessions for families in the approaching February half term.

TWIT TWOO is the theme and potters of all ages and abilities get to fashion an owl from soft clay.

The creative fun doesn’t stop there either. As soon as you have finished modelling your fowl, you’ll get to paint them there and then with coloured underglazes and slips.

The birds will need to dry thoroughly before being fired and glazed in our kiln. This whole process takes about a month and you’ll be contacted once your pottery has emerged from the kiln. If you are unable to collect your pottery masterpieces, P+P can be arranged at £5 per owl.

Clay is such a brilliant medium for families to work with. We’ve facilitated loads of inter generational workshops where 70 yr old participants have got creative alongside their grandchildren and sometimes, great grandchildren! Twit Twoo is designed for children as young as 4years – there is no upper age limit.

1.5 hr sessions commence at 10am, 11.30am and 2pm and places cost £20.

Telephone and email booking essential: Tel: 01531 633886 e: admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

make a pottery christmas tree at eastnor pottery for christmas 2019

make a pottery christmas tree at eastnor pottery for christmas 2019

Family workshops in the buildup to Christmas

Evergreen!

5 November – 21 December 2019

We’re delighted to announce details of our fun and creative themed workshops for families in the buildup to Christmas 2019.

Evergreen! is the seasonal title and participants will learn how to coil a Christmas Tree using soft clay under the expert tutelage of professional potters. The fun doesn’t just stop with the hand making. Participants also get to decorate their freshly created masterpieces, there and then with a seasonal palate of paints and under-glazes. All this for just £20 per person.

The creations will need to dry out before they can be fired and glazed. This process takes about a month and the Pottery will contact participants as soon as they are out of the kiln and ready for collection. (NB If you attend after the 1st December we may not be able to get them through the kilns before the 25th December 2019. The earlier you can book-in, the greater the chance we’ll be able to fire them in time.)

Don’t worry if you can’t make it back to Eastnor to collect your ceramic arty-fact, P+P can be arranged at £5 per item.

Sessions need to be booked in advance and the Pottery is open Tuesday – Saturday. The Evgergreen project is available as from Tuesday 5th November until Saturday 21st December inclusive. 1.5 hr sessions commence at 10am, 11.30am and 2pm. Telephone and email booking essential: Tel: 01531 633886 e: admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

If hand modeling isn’t your thing then there is plenty of opportunity to try the potter’s wheel instead starting at just £30 per person.

We look forward to hearing from you!

clay bricks made at national trust berrington hall with jon the potter from eastnor pottery

flying potter at national trust brockhampton herefordshire

Ashamed to say we’ve been in Herefordshire 25 years and until recently, hadn’t managed to visit either Brockhampton and Berrington Hall, two of the counties esteemed National Trust properties.

We certainly put this to right this Summer! With-in the space of a week in July, we facilitated clay workshops at both properties!

On Saturday 13 July visitors to the Brockhampton Estate were able to throw a pot on the potter’s wheel amongst the mature apple trees in the orchard. We were there as part of a ‘Fun for all’ community event hosted by National Trust Brockhampton as part of their exciting Reimagining Orchard project.

The following Saturday we appeared at Berrington Hall near Leominster. We set up stall in the famous curved wall garden and made mini clay bricks. Participants made two bricks each – one to take away and another to be fired and installed as an interactive ceramic piece at Berrington.

There are exciting times ahead at both sites as each has ambitious plans to develop their outside spaces and enhance the visitor experience.

clay bricks made at national trust berrington hall with jon the potter from eastnor pottery

 

 

clay monster made at eastnor pottery in the west midlands

poster advertising pottery workshops for families and children in the summer holiday 2019 at eastnor potteryFamily workshops in the Summer holiday

Clay bugs and mud monsters!

1 July – 7 September

We’re delighted to announce details of our fun and creative themed workshops for families in the approaching summer holiday.

Clay bugs and mud monsters! is the inspirational title and participants will learn how to create a hollow bug or fantastical beast using soft clay under the expert tutelage of our professional potters. The fun doesn’t just stop with the hand making. Participants also get to decorate their freshly created masterpieces, there and then with a colourful palate of paints and under-glazes. All this for just £20 per person.

If hand modeling isn’t your thing then there is plenty of opportunity to try the potter’s wheel instead starting at just £30 per person.

The creations will need to dry out before they can be fired and glazed. This process takes about a month and the Pottery will contact participants as soon as they are out of the kiln and ready for collection. Don’t worry if you can’t make it back to Eastnor to collect your ceramic arty-fact, P+P can be arranged at £5 per item.

The Clay bugs and mud monsters project is available as from Tuesday 2 July until Saturday 7 September inclusive. 1.5 hr sessions commence at 10am, 11.30am and 1.30pm and 3pm. Telephone and email booking essential: Tel: 01531 633886 admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk Please note the Pottery is closed Sunday and Monday. We’re also taking a break on Saturday 31st August. 

We look forward to seeing you at some point over the Summer.