I think you’d all agree this Winter has been a long, cold and drawn-out affair. Not only have we been frustrated by frozen clay (it really does!) but, the three bouts of heavy snow fell at weekends, blitzing x3 fully booked potter’s wheel workshops. That’s quite a lot of participants that need rescheduling so we’ve added a few extra workshop dates to accommodate the snow refugees…which means even more opportunities to take a day or weekend spin on the potter’s wheel – C’mon you know you want to!
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FREE wheeling III 23 – 25 March 2018
Once again we are ‘throwing’ caution to the wind and taking part in the immensely popular, terribly creative and extremely good fun HEY CLAY event.
We are inviting individuals and families to make a pot on the potter’s wheel for FREE.
Participants get to take their creations away on the day to dry and paint at home or, they can be left with us to be fired and glazed at just £10. An additional £5 per pot will entitle the maker to paint their pot in ceramic colour right there and then.
15 min time slots available all day. Pre-booking essential. Tel 01531 633886 or email@example.com
We also have oodles of FREE parking on site.
HEY CLAY! is a national celebration of clay which gives everyone the chance to unleash their inner potter at venues across the UK through free workshops and taster sessions.
Here are a few pics from last year’s Hey Clay:
Valentines potter’s wheel event for creative couples. Wed 14th Feb 2018. 8pm – 9.30pm
We are hosting a fun fuelled evening of potter’s wheel fun for couples wishing to get dirty on the most romantic day of the year
Sweethearts will be assigned a wheel between two, taking turns to make love pots and funny shapes. The ‘best’ ones will be fired, glazed and ready for collection from the Pottery a month later – a permanent reminder of a truly memorable Valentines.
We have one of our customers to thank for the idea. A mum with young children and a regular at our family events mentioned her husband would love to do some pottery but because of work commitments can’t visit us in the day. Can we do something in the evening? She even came up with the title…Wine & Wheel…..Brilliant!!
Although complementary tea and coffee will be available, participants are encouraged to bring their own alcoholic drinks.
The cost is £50 per couple. The workshop runs from 8pm ‘til 9.30pm and places are limited to 8 couples and are expected to fill up quick. To book your Patrick &- Demi Experience, call Eastnor Pottery on 01531 633886 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here we are then, our list of day and weekend potters wheel workshops for 2018.
6 & 7 Jan
Sat 13 Jan
Fri 26 Jan
Sat 27 Jan
Sat 3 Feb
Sat 10 Feb
3 & 4 Mar
Sat 10 March
Sat 21 April
19 & 20 May
Sat 2 June
Fri 8 June
14 & 15 July
11 & 12 Aug
Sat 8 Sept
6 & 7 Oct
Sat 10 Nov
1 & 2 Dec
Other dates are available for groups of x2 or more participants.
If you’ve never experienced working with clay on the potter’s wheel, you’ll be amazed at the positive effects on mind body and soul. Don’t just take our word for it, check out what the hundreds of lovely people have said about our fabulous experiences on Trip Advisor:
“My lovely friend and I recently spent a really enjoyable day here, so enjoyable in fact that as soon as I got home I searched online for second hand potters wheels! Jon is a genuinely nice guy, and an interesting and inspirational teacher. If you want to try something new or maybe regenerate a forgotten hobby, meet lovely people, have a great lunch, and come away with a sense of achievement … then do this!”
“After always wanting to try my luck on the potters wheel I put this voucher/experience on my wish list for a special birthday. A friend and I spent a great day here organised by some very talented and passionate artists who were also patient and lovely people eager to help beginners like myself succeed.
There are the added advantages of the beautiful surroundings and a tasty lunch too. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending and will definitely be returning. Thanks very much for a super day.”
“I was given a day’s experience making pottery for my birthday. I had absolutely no idea what to expect, I’m not an artist or much of a ‘maker’ though I can just about put up some shelves! I had the most brilliant day. Watching Jon show us the skills was hypnotic and almost magical, though I was sure I wouldn’t manage anything like that. Despite my pile of failed clay growing steadily (all resuable, thankfully), I was determined to crack the skills. And I wasn’t disappointed! With perseverance, patient and kind tutoring, and plenty of practice, I managed a reasonable collection of half decent pots (even if many weren’t quite what I intended, they still looked great!). Everyone in the small group made things they were proud of, and I ended up paying to have a couple of extras fired (just £6 per ‘lump’ with 3 lumps included in the price). Jon is good humoured, encouraging, loves what he does and is hugely talented. He praises your failures as much as your successes, which spurs you on. I left feeling great, though slightly achey from being hunched over my wheel and from the sheer mental effort of picking up a delicate and challenging skill. Highly recommended and feel I may be back at a later date to see if I can manage a plate”
Tel: 01531 633886 email: email@example.com to book your day or weekend of potter’s wheel inspired play with clay.
Our magnificent seven electric potter’s wheels and super friendly staff are waiting to hear from you!
Tel: 01531 633886
See you soon!