potters wheel course participants at eastnor pottery herefordshiredisplay their wares

potters wheel course participants at eastnor pottery herefordshiredisplay their wares

We adore what we do and are extremely proud of our offering here at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter. But what we really really appreciate is the love and positivity reciprocated in the brilliant 5 Star reviews left by customers – warms the cockles!!

“We had so much fun making pottery with Jon and Sarah – their communication before and during our session was outstanding, the equipment was spotless and efficient, we really couldn’t recommend this enough!” BETH

“Sarah was a brilliant teacher and I would definitely recommend this experience. Really impressed with how well social distancing was catered for also!” HANNAH

“My partner and I had a fantastic morning with Sarah and Jon! The 1.5hr session on the potting wheel was brilliant, we both had a great time and learnt so much! Jon and Sarah were so friendly and welcoming. We’d love to return for the day-long session! Great value, well worth booking!” VICTORIA

“Thank you for a wonderful honeymoon experience. Very relaxing and exciting to create something (albeit wonky!) something I would love to do again” EMMA

“Four of us went together with essentially zero experience of throwing pots. However, we were extremely excited to go and had high expectations. From the start, the experience far exceeded what any of us expected. The pottery studio itself was lovely and easy to find. There were great examples of the work Jon and Sarah had completed previously on the shelves as well as examples of what we could make during our time. Jon was friendly and extremely helpful throughout and took the time to get to know us and find out our competencies and expectations. He was patient throughout and tailored his advice to how well we were managing to cope. He remained friendly throughout with a good sense of humour. The pottery experience itself was technically great. We all noticed big improvements even in the time we had there. Afterwards we all were sure we’d want to do more throwing in the future. It’s a shame we don’t live nearby or we’d be going back for regular classes with Jon. Despite only having gone 4 weeks ago the pots are already in the post to us and we can’t wait to see how they’ve turned out. All in all, a perfect airBnB experience and excellent value for money.” AARON

potter's wheel course participant making pottery on the potter's wheel

 

 

 

adult and baby pottery penguin made at Eastnor Pottery in herefordshire

adult and baby pottery penguin made at Eastnor Pottery in herefordshire

From the Blue Christmas Penguins and all of us at Eastnor Pottery and the Flying Potter. xxxxx

hand made egg cups and espresso mugs by eastnor potter sarah monkWith all the fabulous and inspiring courses and classes that take place at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter, one might be forgiven for thinking this is the sole business activity. Far from it!

Artist founders Sarah Monk and Jon Williams  are makers in their own right and exhibit their unique ceramic designs in exhibitions and galleries all over the country.

Over the past 12 months Sarah has been developing her online shop which is brimming with examples of her small batch and one off creations. So, if you are searching for that one off, unique hand made Christmas gift, you know where to look!

Oh, and for those that prefer to experience pottery ‘in the flesh’ many of Sarah’s and Jon’s pots can be perused and purchased from the studio shop at the Pottery on the Eastnor Castle Estate. The Pottery shop is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm by appointment only. Please email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk or call 01531 633886 to book a time slot.

hand made bathroom ceramics by herefordshire potter sarah monk

close up of clay covered hands on the potter's wheel at eastnor potteryHaving worked with tens of thousands of people over a life-time of social engagement, Jon and Sarah have inspired countless individuals and groups to take up pottery.

Kelvin attended a Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course in October 2018. He was so inspired he spent the next year converting a garage into a pottery studio. He started throwing on the wheel in January this year and opened his kiln after it’s first firing at the beginning of July 2020. He contacted us during lock down to thank us for inspiring him and to share a couple of his creations with us – nice pots Kelvin!

 

a superb pottery frog hand modelled by a customer at eastnor pottery herefordshire

a superb pottery frog hand modelled by a customer at eastnor pottery herefordshireHats off to the maker of this ceramic masterpiece – probably one of the best hollow creations we’ve ever set eyes on here at Eastnor Pottery. The customer or champion frog maker as he shall be known from now on, participated in our ‘Clay Modelling’ class where we show you how to make a simple hollow form using the pinch-pot technique. Participants are encouraged to turn their hollow form into anything they like, animal, mineral or vegetable!! The class costs just £20 per person and takes place daily, Tuesday to Saturday once normality has returned to these challenging times.

What would you make?