Children’s Pottery Birthday Parties

A unique, creative and very memorable way for your child and friends to celebrate their birthday. Work with professional artist potters and real hands on clay to produce ceramic birthday keepsakes.

6th birthday spent making and colouring clay models at Eastnor Pottery in Herefordshire

How to book in three easy steps…

1) Choose from an exciting range of fun projects that use a variety of making techniques, including the potter’s wheel. All sessions last 1.5 hrs.

Terracotta night-lights. This popular project includes a go on the potter’s wheel. Make your very own T light lantern out of red clay. We then fire your masterpieces in the kiln for that classic terracotta finish. £20 per head – min no. participants 8, max 16.

The owl and the pussycat. Make a fabulous terracotta boat on the potter’s wheel and then fill it with animals and artefacts from this favourite rhyme & song. £20 per head – min no. participants 8, max 16.

Funky fruit. Hand build a fruit bowl and then fill it with a selection of wild & wacky cartoon fruits. You then get the chance to paint your creations with vivid ceramic colour. Leave them with us and we’ll fire and glaze them for you. £15 per head – min no. participants 10, max 20.

Colourful critters. Model your favourite animal out of clay and then paint it there and then with coloured slips. We fire and glaze, the result, an amazing, shiny masterpiece. £15 per head – min no. participants 10, max 20.

Optional extra: Commission a collaborative pot that all the party guests help make, presented to the birthday girl/boy ablaze with birthday candles. This will be fired in the Pottery kilns along with the rest of the children’s creations. £30

2) Contact the Pottery using the booking enquiry form with the following details:

Preferred date and time

Child’s name & age.

Number of participants

Project option and whether you would like the optional collaborative pot

3) Once we have agreed a date and time we require a non-refundable £50 deposit. This can be paid via BACS (Account no: 03830985 Sort code: 09-01-50) or by cheque (made payable to Eastnor Pottery and posted to Eastnor Pottery, Home Farm, Eastnor, Ledbury, Hfds, HR8 1RD) Once we have received your deposit we’ll email a confirmation. The balance of payment is due either the day before (BACS) or at the party.

Party FAQ’s

Clothes: The party sessions are no-where near as mucky as you may at first think! However, the wearing of old clothes is advisable – best dress and party frocks to be avoided!

Food: Although we are unable to provide food, many of our customers like to bring a picnic. This can be consumed either on the pottery lawn or, as a wet weather alternative, in the studio (once the clay has been tidied away.) We allow ½ hr after the workshop session for picnics.

Finished work: The children’s work will need to dry thoroughly before it can be fired. This takes between 2 – 4 weeks depending on drying conditions. We will contact you after this period to arrange a time for you to pick up the work from the Pottery.

Planning a smaller party? Why not take advantage of our pre-bookable drop-in sessions for individuals, families and small groups. Projects and prices.

A happy customer:

“Such a lovely afternoon with a bunch of 9 year old party-goers. Jon and the staff were so easygoing and relaxed which meant that the entire experience was stress-free and pleasant. The children made the terracotta nightlights which was the perfect balance between instruction and creativity. Working with the wheel was so hypnotic and fun that I’m thinking about going back for my own birthday!”  Estelle

Examples of previous birthday parties

Pottery wheel birthday party at Eastnor Pottery nr MalvernBirthday party pottery creations and their young makers at Eastnor PotteryPotter's wheel birthday party at Eastnor pottery West Midlands

 

 

 

Children watch a pottery demonstation by Jon the Potter as part of their pottery birthday party at Eastnor PotteryMaking boats on potter's wheel for owl and pussycat themed pottery birthday party Pottery birthday party at Eastnor Pottery with Owl and Pussycat theme