2 males and 1 female stood outside wearing aprons, holding a wooden board with pots made at eastnor pottery

husband and wife stood outside chatting holding a wooden board with pots thrown on introduction to the potters wheel courseCalling all you early birds out there!

Due to unprecedented demand for our excellent Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Classes, we’re laying on some extra sessions. Only snag, they run 9.00am – 10.30am – not so good if you’re a sleepyhead lay-in type!

If you don’t mind the early start, the dates are as follows:

Saturday 29 January

Saturday 12 February

Thursday 24 February

Friday 25 February

Saturday 26 February

Saturday 12 March

Saturday 26 March

Places are limited and will be snapped up pretty quick so don’t delay, book online! just scroll down to you get to the orange BOOK AN INTRODUCTION TO THE POTTER’S WHEEL button :)

 

 

the great pottery throwdown 2022 logo

the great pottery throwdown 2022 logoWith another series of The Great Pottery Throwdown on the telly, potters, ceramics course providers, manufacturers of pottery equipment and clay suppliers are riding a considerable wave of interest. We’ve been offering remarkable pottery experiences from our idyllic Herefordshire studio for nearly 30 years. Whenever GPTD hits the screens, we are inundated with course participants and wannabe potters, most of whom are sampling the delights of the potter’s wheel for the very first time.

Having been inspired by the programme, our students soon discover the magical attraction of throwing clay, the very same, no doubt that enticed GPTD contestants to start making in the first place.

the great pottery throwdown contestants for 2022

Here’s a few reasons why making pottery on the potter’s wheel is so popular.

To achieve a ‘good pot’, you must concentrate on what you are doing. So much so, there is little capacity to dwell on anything other than the clay in hand. All the ‘other stuff’ fizzing around your head dissolves and a sense of well-being and relaxation prevails. Making pottery is a go to activity for many wishing to unwind after the rigors of the day. Just try and find a pottery evening class with less than a three-year waiting list!

surprise birthday pottery session in the heart of the uk

Under correct tuition, throwing a pot is a skill easily attainable in a short space of time. The sense of achievement produced by making your very own pot, for all its wobbles and imperfections, is undeniable.

five women holding wodden boards with ceramic creations they have made standing outside eastnor pottery next to the eastnor pottery sign

Doing anything with others often amplifies enjoyment of the activity. Although classes at Eastnor Pottery are small, individuals and couples’ bond over the experience of making – a creative community is established and the camaraderie between participants is tangible. On our Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel class , participants share a wheel between two, taking turns to make pots. Just as much technique can be learnt watching your potting partner as when you are sat at the wheel yourself. Shared experience – you can’t beat it!

The excitement and exhilaration of trying something for the first time makes for a memorable experience. You always remember the ‘first time’ and making something with your very own hands reinforces that memory…quite literally ‘making’ memories.

Above all, the potter’s wheel is great fun. What can be more hilarious than watching somebody grapple with a lump of wet, spinning mud!? The audible joy and laughter emanating from Eastnor Pottery on a Saturday afternoon is life affirming.

have a go on the potter's wheel is hilarious fun at eastnor pottery

If you would like to experience the benefits of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel then please take a look at our ever so popular Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Class or if you fancy a totally immersive experience, our weekend and one day Potter’s Wheel Courses  might be just the thing.

The Great Pottery Throwdown is currently broadcast every Sunday at 7.45pm on Channel 4. It’s also repeated on More 4 on a Friday evening at 7.45pm.

couple watch each other make a pot on the potter's wheel at eastnor pottery herefordshire

couple standing in doorway of pottery holding pots made at eastnor

Do you know anyone who would just love to make a pot on the potter’s wheel!?

friends make pottery at eastnor pottery and the flying potter

Give the gift of pottery making this Christmas 🎄⭐️🎄⭐️🎄

Our extremely popular Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Class starts at just £40 pp.🤗…or for that totally immersive and relaxing experience, splash out on a full Potter’s Wheel extravaganza £150 for the day or £280 for the weekend.

Purchase Experience vouchers right now, direct from our website.

happy potters wheel weekend course participant at eastnor pottery

black chalk board poster displayed on wall with a teal frame reading 'eastnor pottery's step by step'

Chalk board style post reading 'Eastnor Pottery's step by step' inclduing steps how to throw a pot

This is our mantra when we instruct people on how to make pottery on the potter’s wheel – Follow the 5 steps and success is guaranteed!

Illustrator Katie Glover designed this super ‘chalk board’ style poster, currently plastered all over the Pottery for participants to cast their eye over if they get a little stuck.
black chalk board poster displayed on wall with a teal frame reading 'eastnor pottery's step by step'

black chalk bard style poster reading 'eastnor's step by step' inside a white marque, on a white table next to a blue sofa which greenery outside

black chalk board poster displayed on wall surrounded by blue bunting ing 'eastnor pottery's step by step'

 

man and woman couple holding pots made on introduction pottery session outside potting shed

man and woman couple standing outside eastnor pottery next to sign holding pots and wearing eastnor pottery aprons

Our Introduction To The Potter’s Wheel Class is perfect for couples. You can book your 1.5 hr, shared potter’s wheel experience online right here on our Eastnor Pottery website.

daughter filming mother on her phone whilst throwing a pot on a potters wheel

mother and daughter across from man and woman couple standing outside pottery with pots thrown on introductory potters wheel course

man and woman couple holding pots thrown on pottery session inside the potting tent

 

man and woman couple holding pots made on introduction pottery session outside potting shed

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man and woman couple eating lunch on blue bench outside