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'

 

mother and daughter holding cardboard box smiling, in front of hedgerow

We love our returners!

Here’s Jean & Elizabeth unwrapping their gems from last time! 🤩🎉

This time they brought a few pals and stayed at The Cottage In The Wood “it was the best food we’ve ever had!” Praise indeed! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

two women pulling pots out of a cardboard box smiling

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

five woman sat around jon williams doing a throwing demo on a potters wheel in side a marquee

 

 

lady holding on to wooden table laughing with pottery in the background

 

mother and daughter holding cardboard box smiling, in front of hedgerow

two terracotta goblets in front of a large teal and splatter decorated jug

two terracotta goblets in front of a large teal and splatter decorated jug

Emma & Matt’s wine kit! #winewednesday

A beautiful decanter & goblets made on our Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course.

Matt made the amazing ‘splatter’ jug and Emma was responsible for the beautiful terracotta goblets – Teamwork makes the dream work!

Emma and Matt are regulars on our weekend events and in a very short space of time have acquired some mighty fine pottery skills. Well done you two!

curve shaped jug with textured handle, painted teal and decorated with splattered paint

up close image of ceramic teal and decorated with splattered paint

terracotta goblets, one laying flat the other up right, painted teal inside

4 pots stacked on top of one another to form a sculpture taken from a birds eye view

Amazing work produced by a mother and daughter combo who attended our two day potter’s wheel course in May 2021.

Day one is spent making lots and lots and lots of pots on the wheel – you’ll be amazed at how productive you can be once you’ve got the hang of things! The pots are left to go leather hard overnight so they are primed and ready to work on the next day.

Day two is all about trimming, turning, assembling and adding colour! Phew! We love the splatter technique – used to great effect here by Elizabeth. Jean decided to combine all of her thrown pots into a magnificent structure – brilliant! Well done ladies

Our weekend and two day courses take place once or twice a month and cost £280 per person.

selection of pots and plates painted white and splattered with shades of green and blue4 pots stacked on top of one another to form a sculpture all with different textures4 pots stacked on top of one another to form a sculpture taken from a birds eye view

plate painted white with green and blue splatters

small pot painted white with plant inside

small jug painted white with green and blue splatters

pot with a lid painted white with green and blue splatters

textured pot painted white with green and blue splatters

two best friends taking part on weekend pottery course holding pots they made

two friends taking part in pottery weekend course on their wheels throwing pots

Poppy & Meg have been best friends ever since nursery and share a love and enthusiasm for making pottery. The pair from the West Midlands enrolled on our Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course at the beginning of May to fine tune their skills and technique.

lady throwing pot on weekend pottery course surrounded by pots she had thrown previously

Poppy purchased her own wheel during the first Lockdown and soon after, Meg got one too. With-in a short space of time the girls have established their own Pottery studios in sheds at home and attend evening classes together every Wednesday. “we live for our Wednesday evenings!”

a selection pots thrown on weekend pottery course

lady holding mugs made on weekend pottery course in the pottery studio

lady throwing plate on weekend pottery course leaning over to throw

pot and plate thrown on pottery weekend course

Both thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and one day hope to pot full time. They were also kind enough to write a Google review:

“Myself and a friend attended the 2 day pottery course recently and had the greatest time. Both Jon and Sarah were incredibly down to earth and made the whole experience enjoyable and relaxing. We were allowed to experiment and play with new clay and forms. I felt I came away having learnt some very valuable lessons and tips to apply to my future throwing. The location was beautiful, encompassed by nature. When more restrictions are lifted, it would be great to explore the surrounding areas more. I cannot say enough good things about the entire experience. I look forward to going back soon.”

lady holding a painted mug and plate made on weekend pottery course

two best friends taking part on weekend pottery course holding pots they made in the pottery studio