created by eastnor pottery at eastnor castle in the summer of 2009 an eastnor totem poleThe majority of groups and individuals who attend our pottery workshops in the Summer admire the beauty of our rural Herefordshire location – the sun always seems to shine in Eastnor! However, it looks pretty good in the snow too! Here’s a selection of photos from the recent cold snap.

clay pizza made by child at ledbury primary school nursery

Love this clay pizza made by a particularly creative 4 year old at Ledbury Primary School. Over the next six weeks we’re going to be exploring language, communication and building relationships via the magnificant medium of clay…oh yeah, and having a lot of fun too. Parents and carers are invited to join their children as they grapple with the potter’s wheel, coil-pot and slab building techniques.

dad and daughter give a big pottery thumbs up to our children's pottery birthday parties at eastnor pottery and the flying potterIsla selected ‘Funky fruit’ from our list of clay projects for her pottery birthday party session.

Here she is, with a little help from dad, in the prelimery stages of creating a hollow banana. Probably the most litteral interpretation of ‘thumb pot’ we’ve ever seen!

bird bath themed pottery sessions for children in 1/2 term at eastnor pottery herefordshireChildren’s pottery workshops at Eastnor Pottery 20 & 21 Feb 2013 ‘Bird Bath’

Another fantastic themed opportunity for young potters to get their hands on real clay. Come and make a pottery bird bath on the potter’s wheel to celebrate National Wild Bird Feeding Month. Fun packed, hands-on and totally creative activity. 4-8 yrs on Wed 20th & 9-12yrs on Thurs 21st (guide only as younger and older siblings will never be turned away) Sessions 11.30am-1pm & 2pm-3.30pm on both days. £15 per child (10% discount for x3 or more places booked)Telephone and email booking essential. Tel: 01531 633886 or

collaborative clay figures created by ashton under hill first school and jon williams from eastnor pottery & the flying potterThe terracotta figures made in collaboration with Ashton Under Hill First School in Worcestershire have nearly all emerged from the kiln – and mighty fine they look too.

Each figure has been worked on by three students, each child making either a head, torso or legs. I took the body parts away and joined them in random fashion creating an army of fantastical creatures and hybrids – think of the drawing game consequences…but in 3d…made out of clay and you’ll get the idea.