We are firmly committed to offering young people opportunities to develop their life skills and creativity.
Each year we welcome to the Pottery at least one or two YR10 students from local high schools, looking to experience what it’s like to be a creative practitioner. This year we were joined by Naima from Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School.
Naima packed kilns, wrapped customers work and helped with the day to day running of the studio. She approached her tasks with maturity and willingness enabling us to offer her more and more responsibility as the week progressed. The placement culminated with Naima coaching teachers and educationalists on how to use the potter’s wheel at an Artists in Education event in Birmingham!
Well done Naima and we look forward to seeing how your career in the creative industries develops.
Hot on the tail of the Community Arts Apprenticeship vacancy, we are now inviting applications for a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship here at Eastnor Pottery.
We are looking for a motivated digital marketing apprentice to join our small and friendly team. The ideal candidate would possess excellent communication skills, be experienced in using social media networks and have a commitment to delivering quality customer service.
- Assist with online and social networking marketing – facebook, youtube, twitter, pinterest and instagram
- Plan and implement online marketing strategies
- Take photos and make short videos
- General office admin work, attending to databases, updating website.
- Designing and implementing printed promotional material.
- Assist with educational workshops in schools and community settings
- Assist with educational and recreational workshops in studio – childrens birthday parties, hen parties etc, drop-in sessions
- Workshop assistant helping with glazing, packing kilns, cleaning, moving furniture
The award winning Creative Alliance based in Birmingham will be managing all applications and suitable candidates will be invited for interview at the Pottery after the closing date.
Please apply here.
Take a look at these fine terracotta collaborative carp made by the students at Regency High School in Worcester.
We visited Upton Upon Severn Primary School recently to work with YR3 & YR4. It was such a glorious day we were able to make pinch pot dragons alfresco under a couple of magnificent trees in the forest school area. Despite the coolness of the shade, the June warmth threatened to dry the children’s creations before they’d completed them. But the youngsters knuckled down to the task in hand, working quickly and efficiently to produce awesome imaginary beasts. Well done everybody!
Here at Eastnor Pottery, process is king! It’s all about the journey and we greatly value and enjoy observing how our customers and workshop participants engage with the clay and their relationship with environment and individuals around them. That said, we oversee some pretty inspiring and sophisticated end products too!
Check out these ‘book’ tile panels inspired by children’s literature we co-created with Meadows first School in Bromsgrove. We spent x2 industrious days working with the entire school, each child producing a single tile. The tiles have been assembled onto boards and will adorn the front of the school for community and visitors alike to admire when they visit the school.
A similar project with an equally satisfying outcome was the Damson Tree tile panel made with Damson Wood First School in Solihull. This project was initiated to celebrate the schools 50th birthday and the resulting ceramic masterpiece made by the children will hang in the reception hall.