hey clay participant makes a pot for free at eastnor pottery as part of the crafts council's and bbc get creative event

hey clay participant makes a pot for free at eastnor pottery as part of the crafts council's and bbc get creative event

crafts council event hey clay participant makes a pot for free at eastnor pottery in herefordshireHey Clay is back!

On May 17-19 we will again be offering individuals and families the opportunity to make a pot on the potter’s wheel for FREE! 

Hey Clay! is an annual, national event designed to increase participation in clay work and all things pottery. It’s organised by The Crafts Council and is part of the BBC’s Get Creative campaign.

We love Hey Clay and have taken part every year since it’s inception in 2015. It’s a brilliantly busy weekend and we get to meet lots of new people, most of which have never touched clay before.

Participants get to take their creations home on the day to dry and paint at home, or for a small fee, they can be left with us to be fired and glazed.

15 min slots are available through-out the three days but pre-booking is essential. Please tel 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk to reserve a place.

  

 

Family make ceramic Daffodils at Eastnor Pottery in memory of beloved family member

Family make ceramic Daffodils at Eastnor Pottery in memory of beloved family memberWe’re closed Friday 19 – Monday 22 April. Back to it on Tuesday 23rd and have sessions starting at 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm amd 3pm. Booking essential and you can reserve your session by calling 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our lovely customers a Happy Easter and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Pottery soon.

Pottery Experience

creative couple spend the day learning how to make pottery on the potter's wheel at eastnor pottery

Another post in our occasional series of “What our customers get up to when they’re not on the wheel”

Dan and Steph spent the day with us on our one day potter’s wheel workshop 16-2-19, making some very respectable vessels and shapes.

There is no apparent end to their talents and as well as proving themselves competent potters, the couple have a multitude of other creative strings to their bow.

Steph posts penny whistle tutorials, twice a week, online as well as producing and staring in promotional videos for businesses and organisations. Dan is a freelance sports journalist commenting on football, rugby, cricket and darts.

In their ‘spare time’! the pair act and produce in a theatre group too – Phew!

couple making pots on the potter's wheel at eastnor pottery herefordshire

katie is very proud of the plate shes made on the potter's wheel

We love our returners – even if they haven’t visited us for 16 years!

Katie attended a friend’s birthday party here at Eastnor Pottery back in the day when she was just eight years old.

Fast forward to our potter’s wheel one day course earlier this month and Katie is all growed up and proving to us all that making pots on the wheel is not dissimilar to riding a bike – once you’ve done it you never forget.

Mum came along too and the day made for a brilliant mother/daughter activity. Well done both.

For current availability on our one day and weekend workshops, please call 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

pots that didn't quite make the leader's board being recycled

Meet Nicola :) who visited the Pottery back in the Autumn to experience our ‘Introduction to the potter’s wheel’ with her mum. As well as being an exceptional potter, she also does this:

We wish Nicola all the best with her endeavours on and off the potter’s wheel!