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pottery bird hand made at eastnor pottery by young child on a family creative trip to eastnor pottery

pottery bird hand made at eastnor pottery by young child on a family creative trip to eastnor pottery

A fabulous interpretation of a Red kite made by one of our younger visitors.

During Lockdown#1 he discovered an encyclopedic passion for ornithology, nurtured and encouraged by mum and dad as part of  his home learning.

The kite was made by joining two thumb pots together to produce a hollow form. This was then stretched into the birds body. Wings and tail feathers were added and the whole thing carefully painted with coloured underglazes.

If you fancied making a ceramic kite or any bird for that matter, check out our Clay Modelling projects for families held on specific days during the school holidays. Places cost £20 per person and all children must be accompanied by at least one fee paying adult. For dates and availability please book online.

 

clay apple super heros at eastnor pottery herefordshire applesforautumn

jon williams from eastnor pottery and the flying potter with his clay apple super heros ready for october 2020 half term

Pottery family fun in the October half term

CORE STRENGTH!

27 & 28 October 2020

Herefordshire is the rightful home of apples and apple products. During the coming months, food, cider and juice producers are getting behind a county wide campaign to promote their products and services. The campaign is called ‘Apples for autumn’ and we’ve been inspired to take part.

During October ½ term, families are invited to indulge in a little bit of apple-based clay modelling fun here at the Pottery.

CORE STRENGTH is the project title and participants of all ages and abilities get the opportunity to fashion a ‘superhero apple’ using soft clay. It could be a kung foo kicking Granny Smith or an alluring Pink Lady super spy – anything goes!

The creative fun doesn’t stop at the clay modelling, oh no, families get to paint their apple superheros with coloured underglazes and slips too.

The apples will need to dry thoroughly before they are fired and glazed. This whole process takes about a month and participants will be contacted once their pottery has emerged from the kiln. If they are unable to collect their pottery masterpieces, P+P can be arranged at £5 per person.

1.5 hr sessions commence at 9.30am, 11.30am and 2pm and places cost £20 per person.

Pre-booking is essential, and places are limited due to the rule of six and social distancing. Children must be accompanied by a fee paying, participating adult. (Sorry no spectators or helpers!) Please visit www.eastnorpottery.co.uk  to book online. Alternatively you can contact the Pottery Tel: 01531 633886 or email: admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk to secure your places.

clay apple super heros at eastnor pottery herefordshire applesforautumn

mother and son at eastnor pottery

mother and son at eastnor pottery

children's pottery event poster from 2005 advertising eastnor pottery's kids workshop called fast foodWe love returners, even if it takes 15 years!

Last time George visited Eastnor Pottery, he was aged 8 and accompanied by his Mum Sarah. He took part in one of our our kid’s workshops called ‘Fast Food’.

Just before Lock down, George returned the favour and treated his mum and himself to a birthday potter’s wheel experience.

 

sun bathing clay model figure reclining on a beach towl made at eastnor pottery and the flying potter

sun bathing clay model figure reclining on a beach towl made at eastnor pottery and the flying potterSand, sea and sun provide the inspiration for our latest clay modeling project called ‘Life’a Beach’.

Any body visiting the studio over the Summer months will get the opportunity to model and paint a beach scene using real clay and ceramic paints.

Although the project is primarily aimed at families, it might also inspire some of our regular potter’s wheel enthusiasts to try their hand at clay modelling as a creative alternative.

The mini-masterpieces will need to be dried, fired and glazed before they can be collected from the studio a few weeks later. P+P can be arranged at £5.

The 1 & ½ hr sessions are designed for potters 4yrs and upwards and places cost £20 per person.

Sessions start at 9.30am, 11.30am and 2pm and take place Tuesday – Saturday in the school holidays.

Although we are closed at the moment we intend to reopen 1st July 2020 and are currently taking bookings. Please call the Pottery on 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk to book your place(s).

 

Potters Wheel Introduction

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.

So far Jon the Potter has showed you how to make a clay fish and a coil pot owl. In this, the third in the series he talks you through the process of throwing a pot on the potter’s wheel… You might need a potter’s wheel for this one! Even if you don’t, you cant beat the magic of watching a lump of clay magically transform into a pot on the potter’s wheel.

Enjoy! and if you are lucky enough to own a potter’s wheel, we’d love to see your results. Ping us a pic on TwitterFace Book or Instagram – make sure you tag us in too! We’re @eastnorpottery on most platforms.