Eastnor pottery trip advisor travellers choice award

jon williams and sarah monk eastnor pottery travellers choice award

Thank you to everybody who has taken the time to review us on all platforms, you are AWESOME!! Over 400 heart warming reviews on Trip Advisor and counting!

Please check out all the lovely things people are saying about us on our tripadvisor listing. In the meantime here’s a few recent glowing recommendations:

“We came for a 2-day weekend course in July and had a fantastic time. The whole weekend was really relaxing and the tution was marvellous. I just wish I could have spent more time! All 3 of us (myself, my son Max and my friend Rachel) do want to come back. I thoroughly recommend this course whether you’re a beginner or not.” Rebecca

Just from reading reviews, I had high expectations for this experience and it certainly lived up to them. My husband and I loved it. Sarah was a great teacher giving us the right balance of clear instruction & expectation, acceptance & encouragement of a novice’s attempts, mixed in with lots of laughter! For someone who failed their pottery GCSE back in the day, I was delighted with my pot and definitely want to do some more. We would certainly encourage anyone else to have a go!” Getaway559539

“I honestly can’t rate this experience highly enough! I took part in the hen do experience, and was dubious that the day would be worth the cost, but it was worth every penny. The morning was spent learning how to use the potter’s wheel (a childhood ambition realised) and we were all able to have as many goes as we wished (although I could quite happily have sat there all day, and the next), and in the afternoon gave our creative sides free rein, learning how to make and paint coil pots. Jon was patient and encouraging, an excellent tutor. I now want to be a potter!” missapples0805

Eastnor pottery trip advisor travellers choice award

round sticker containing text that reads 'I made a pot at Eastnor Pottery' scattered surrounding hand thrown pots

round stickers with the words 'I made a pot at Eastnor Pottery' with Eastnor Pottery logo, in a pile of the same designed stickers

Our Junior Content Producer Apprentice Katie has designed a fab new sticker.

How do you get your hands on one of these? Simple! Enroll on one of our incredibly popular Introduction To The Potter’s Wheel classes and you’ll be issued with one on completion of your experience.

Here’s what Katie said about the design:

“I thoroughly enjoyed designing these stickers. I wanted  to capture the beautiful Herefordshire countryside surrounding the Pottery in an eye catching design customers would be happy and proud to display. I printed the prototypes at home on my illustration commissions printer just to see what they looked like. Once I was happy with the design, I sent it off to the printers for an initial print run of 5000! – I’m so looking forward to seeing how customers respond – who doesn’t love a sticker!”

round sticker containing text that reads 'I made a pot at Eastnor Pottery' scattered surrounding hand thrown pots

bumble bee taking pollen from inside a pink peony

We love our Pottery Garden, particularly when the Peonies have bloomed! Such a bountiful haven for mini beasts and wildlife.

Katie our Junior Content Producer apprentice spotted this little critter filling it’s busy boots.

 

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 sign reading 'pottery' with an arrow surround by green shrubbery and pink peonies

It’s English Tourism Week! :D

In the unlikely event you need another reason to come and make pots with us, here’s a whistle stop tour of our idyllic Herefordshire village. 

The deer park at Eastnor, a path with field and trees

wooden castle gate with a woodland path behind

black and gold gates leading to eastnor castle with driveway path behindeastnor village triangle wooden with brick rooflandscape view of eastnor pottery and estate office with church yard in the foreground

 

masked pottery classes taking place in the potting tent at eastnor pottery herefordshire

masked pottery classes taking place in the potting tent at eastnor pottery herefordshire

So nice to be getting back to what we love and do best – working with you lovely lot! :)

We’ve had a fantastic first week delivering clay modelling sessions for families and Introduction to the Potters Wheel classes for adults. And as for the weather – WOW! We’ve been delivering our session alfresco style in our magnificent Potting Tent Marquee on the Pottery lawn so the Spring sunshine has been more than welcome.

Participants have been lovely and have thoroughly enjoyed their time with us…and if you needed further proof, just look at this positive review left by Roche earlier in the week:

My husband and I had our first go on a potter’s wheel with Jon today. The experience was brilliant (and very much as the great reviews describe). Jon was friendly and professional. He pitched the explanations and help at exactly the right level for us newbies who had never done anything like this before. We laughed and had a lot of fun and even ended up with pots that we’re looking forward to having in our home :-D The whole experience was exceptionally well done from a COVID point of view too – very clear instructions and very well spaced out. We felt safe and the only reminders of a pandemic were the visors and masks. It really was a fab time. Thanks Jon and Sarah!

pots made by intoduction to the potters wheel class at eastnor pottery