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Plan your pottery hen party 2017 NOW!

Girls choose pottery as a creative and fun hen party ideaLooking for a totally memorable, creative and unique hen party experience?

Here at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter we have been entertaining groups of gals for over 25 years and in our experience, January/February are the months hen party bookings come flooding in. If you fancy a bit of clay fun & therapy, nows the time to get in touch. TEL 01531 633886 or email

We can cater for groups of up to 30 participants, offereing a wide range of making techniques including the potter’s wheel. (We have no less than 15 potter’s wheels for you to take turns on) Sessions available all year round – weekdays, weekends and evenings and prices start at just £15 per person.

So, relax, create and have fun in our idyllic Herefordshire studio on the Eastnor Castle Estate.

Examples of our pottery hen parties:

Potter’s wheel

Potting tent

Animals and sculpture

Coil pot creations

Hen party coil pots and their makers in the Potting Tent at Eastnor Pottery

PGL Christmas Party

PGL ski team office party making frogs snowmen and penguins at Eastnor Pottery LedburyPGL ski team swapped salopettes for aprons in the run up to Christmas and made some truely inspired pinch pot creations. The team booked the studio for their 2016 Christmas office party celebration.

The fired and glazed results are now awaiting collection from the studio and can be viewed here, photographed on an appropriately frosty winter’s morning!

Experience pottery in 2017

Potter's wheel workshop at Eastnor Pottery Herefordshire2016 was our busiest year to date working with aspiring potters of all ages and abilities here at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter. The popularity in pottery in 2016 was in part, inspired by BBC2’s The Great Pottery Throw Down programme broadcast in the Autumn of 2015. Man, the power of television!

We facilitated no less than 50 weekend and day potter’s wheel workshops – phew!!!

Although we were working ‘flat out’ delivering the best possible potter’s wheel experience for our visitors, we are all in agreement, it was a genuine pleasure to work with each and every one of our customers.

Our attention is now firmly fixed on our 2017 potter’s wheel workshop dates and we are looking forward to sharing the therapeutic benefits of working with clay with the new cohort of potential potter’s.

Here’s what some our most recent potter’s wheel workshop participants have had to say about their Eastnor Pottery Experience:


“Brilliant day”

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016

Attended the one day workshop at the weekend. It was great fun. Highly recommend it. The staff were great, so helpful and patient! Teas & coffees plus biscuits on arrival and through out the day. Lovely lunch provided. It was a very warm welcoming and creative atmosphere. If I lived nearer I would be attending more workshops. And the great thing was actually made some pots! Great experience. Go for it.


“Loved every minute ”

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 October 2016

What an amazing weekend, so much fun and laughter, couldn’t have been looked after better, would highly recommend to anyone who wants to try something different and laugh. Thanks to all who looked after us xx


“Brilliant weekend!! We cant wait to come again”
5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016

Thank you Jon for a brilliant 2 days. I would highly recommend coming on your course and really pleased we did the whole weekend as we made some wonderful creations. I had so much fun, getting splattered with clay, making unusual shaped pots and eating a delicious lunch. The individual attention was great and the pace of learning was perfect. I had no idea we would be carving our pots and painting them into something that will last us forever.
My daughter really enjoyed it too! Her pots were beautiful and she felt a great sense of achievement. we will be back to do it again as you were all such lovely people. Big hug.

“Amazing 2 day Potter’s Wheel. Workshop”
5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016

My sister and I have just spent the last 2 days having an absolutely fantastic time at Eastnor Pottery on a Potter’s wheel workshop; a wonderful birthday gift from my son. Day one was spent throwing as many pots as we could muster and day two was spent turning and painting our selected items. Throughout the two days we had excellent tuition from Jon, Ethan and Jack, who were very patient …….they needed to be as we had no idea what we were doing ! The experience included a buffet lunch which was beautifully prepared by Sarah. We have met some lovely people who came from far and wide to learn the art of potting.
Eastnor Pottery have drop in sessions as well as booked sessions so is accessible for everyone and I would absolutely recommend a visit here.
Thank you Jon, Sarah, Ethan and Jack. I can’t wait to see the finished products.

Busy Busy Bees

Busy bees day nursery visit Eastnor Pottery for teambuilding event

We had great fun working with this group of nursery managers from Busy Bees Childcare. The team get together on a regular basis and at Christmas, they schedule an extra special activity to mark the festive season. This year they chose to make pots at Eastnor Pottery on no less than nine potter’s wheels we provided for them.

The team were in great spirits and thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of wrestling the spinning mud. I think we only had to use the naughty corner once! ;)

The ceramic results of their labour will be fired, glazed and returned  – serving as a permanent reminder of their creative and fun 2016 Christmas party.

Hens in the making

Clay themed Hen Party at Eastnor Pottery

We had decided Hayley’s pottery hen party would be the final event of the season to be held in our lovely ‘Potting Tent’ marquee on the Pottery lawn. We assumed that by the end of October, the conditions would be too cold and uncomfortable out there for our guests to get the most from their clay experience.

That was before the decking went down and we discovered the positive thermal effect of fan heaters!

Get your Ghost on at Eastnor Pottery with our Hen Parties

Here we are at the beginning of December and the Potting Tent is still going strong as an attractive and creative environment for pottery workshops and special occasions.

Hayley and her hens had a fab time in the Potting Tent making hollow sculptures and taking turns on the potter’s wheels – no extra layers of clothing required!

Learning to throw on the Potters Wheel at Eastnor Pottery for Clay themed Hen Parties  Lots of Clay fuelled fun at Eastnor Pottery's Hen Parties

If you are interested in celebrating your hen party in a creative stylie, in Herefordshire, in clay and in our arty-crafty marquee, please drop us a line or give us a call T: 01531 633886 E:

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