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textile artist katie glover degree show pieces 2020

This time last year we were entering a phase of extreme busyness with classes, workshops and pottery events taking place not only here at the Pottery but out in the wider community. Eastnor Pottery and the Flying Potter could be found in two or three different venues across the West Midlands, all on the same day.

To fulfill the seasonal demand, we employed a select team of undergraduate and casual workers to help share the clay love.

Say hello to Katie!

textile artist katie glover degree show pieces 2020

Katie worked for us last Summer having completed a week of work experience with us in the Spring. At the time, she was a 2nd year student on a BA Hons Textiles course in Falmouth. Katie has now graduated with a 2:1! Well done Katie :) What with her creativity and positive attitude, she has an exciting future ahead of her.

All the photos featured are from her final ‘degree show’ project.

“For part of my final project in third year I took a humorous approach to the classic British holiday, delving in to the weird yet wonderful world of British culture and how it translates abroad. producing a wide variety of works to accompany this intriguing topic ranging from jacquard weaving, illustration, graphic art and embroidery. As a graduate, I hope to expand my digital business and become a key part of the ever growing graphic industry.”

textile art by katie glover

textile art by katie glover

This is what she had to say about working at Eastnor Pottery.

“Upon my first day I was welcomed with open arms and delved in to many different learning experiences from customer service, postage and packaging, glazing, throwing pots and not forgetting many teas and coffees! The pottery is beautiful setting inspiring creativity and positive environment for all the activities they offer. Jon and Sarah’s enthusiasm and support helped me to become more confident in the world of work and I thoroughly enjoyed my experience! I am truly grateful for the opportunity they gave me to be a small part of their wonderful business and everything I learnt whilst working there.”

 

p/t pottery assistant at eastnor pottery and the flying potter

p/t pottery assistant at eastnor pottery and the flying potterJob Title: P/T Pottery Studio Assistant

Job description: Front of house – meeting, greeting and chatting with customers, cleaning, organising and maker of a mean cuppa coffee!

Q1 What do you like doing when you are not working at the Pottery?

I like to dance and play sport because I find it exciting and very enjoyable

Q2 What is your favourite song of all time and why?

I Want It That Way by the Back Street Boys (tell me why!!! 😂)

Q3 What is your favourite drink?

Pepsi Max

Q4 What is your favourite cheese?

Has to be Cheddar because its a classic

Q5 How many pairs of shoes do you own?

17 and I wear the same pair every day.

Q6 If you were an animal what would it be?

It would be fitting to be a Blue Tang fish like Dory (Finding Nemo) because I am also very forgetful.

 

aimee workshop facilitator and studio technician at eastnor pottery and the flying potter

aimee workshop facilitator and studio technician at eastnor pottery and the flying potterJob Title: Workshop Facilitator & Studio Technician

Job description: What doesn’t she do! facilitates experiences, care-takes customers work, packs & unpacks kilns, chief wedger and clay prep.

Q1 What do you like doing when you are not working at the Pottery?

Something creative – most recently cross stitch projects or disappearing for an adventure in the Brecon Beacons – with a camera and sketch book.

Q2 What is your favourite song of all time and why?

A Place In This World by Taylor Swift. I find this song really meaningful and quite relatable.

Q3 What is your favourite drink?

Anything with a fruity flavour such as Summer Fruits Squash or a fruity flavoured cider.

Q4 What is your favourite cheese?

Brie

Q5 How many pairs of shoes do you own?

14 pairs – more than I thought, I really need a clear out!

Q6 If you were an animal what would it be?

Meercat

 

jo kennedy customer liaison and admin at eastnor pottery and the flying potter herefordshire

jo kennedy customer liaison and admin at eastnor pottery and the flying potter herefordshire Job Title: Customer Liaison and Admin

Job description: The first port of call! Answering phones, replying to emails and keeping the office on an even keel.

Q1 What do you like doing when you are not working at the Pottery?

In an ideal world I’d be sitting in the garden getting lost in a good book, weather permitting!

Q2 What is your favourite song of all time and why?

It has to be Barry Manilow’s Copacabana as it makes me feel happy and I love singing and dancing along to it.

Q3 What is your favourite drink?

Cosmopolitan cocktail or a luxurious hot chocolate

Q4 What is your favourite cheese?

Bavarian Smoked Cheese

Q5 How many pairs of shoes do you own?

Around 20 pairs half of which I don’t wear anymore.

Q6 If you were an animal what would it be?

A dolphin

 

 

artist and co director at eastnor pottery and the flying potter jon williams

artist and co director at eastnor pottery and the flying potter jon williamsJob Title: Co-Director

Job description: Facilitating experiences (Eastnor Studio and the wider community) and maker of weird interactive pottery stuff.

Q1 What do you like doing when you are not working at the Pottery?

Surfing! but as you need the ocean for this I’ll settle for spin class, writing and mowing the lawn.

Q2 What is your favourite song of all time and why?

A Forest by The Cure. An incredible sonic journey with endless live versions…also, nothing was ever quite the same after hearing it for the first time.

Q3 What is your favourite drink?

A bottle of Tribute

Q4 What is your favourite cheese?

Stilton

Q5 How many pairs of shoes do you own?

6, but rarely stray from my Air Force 1’s handed up from my son!

Q6 If you were an animal what would it be?

A barn owl