Hen party season appears to start earlier and earlier here at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter. No sooner had the tinsel been stowed, Helen and her band of merry hens descended on the studio to make ceramic keepsakes and pottery artyfacts!

We love this boomerang of one of the party goers. She was immensely proud of her creation – and quite rightly so – we think its lovely!

Other members of the party made owls, penguins and pencil pots. Check out this little video of their creations on Instagram.


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If you fancy making clay models to commemorate your hen do, then please take a look at our page dedicated to pottery hen party activities. Projects include the potter’s wheel and prices start at just £20.

beautifully decorated coil pot made by a hen at pottery hen party eastnor pottery & the flying potterWe just love this colourful coil-pot made by a hen at one of our fabulous pottery hen party sessions.

Are you a creative hen looking for an arty, unique and memorable activity? Look no further. Click here for all the different packages we offer our hen party groups. You can make arty sculpture, collaborative keepsakes or get proper messy on the potter’s wheel.

Whatever your pottery hen party requirements – think Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter! ;)

bride to be makes a pot on the potters wheel at  pottery hen partyWhen Rowy and her band of merry hens rolled up in their party van, the bride to be had absolutely no idea what they’d be doing. Such was the veil of secrecy surrounding the day’s activities, the response from Rowy was genuine and approving.  After the squeals of delight had abated, she turned to us beaming and commented “My friends know me so well!”

The girls made some very creative coil pot creations as well as each taking a spin on the potter’s wheel.

If you are an arty-hen would like to get creative with clay as part of your hen party celebration then please take a look at our page dedicated to pottery hen parties. We have projects to suit all pockets with our legendary customer service as standard. Please take a look at our glowing customer reviews on TripAdvisor if you are in any doubt!

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Hen party group make pottery jugs and gobletsWe hosted our first ever pottery hen party over 20 years ago having been approached by a brides maid looking for a creative hen party activity for an arty hen.

We were (and still are) always up for a challenge and said ‘yes’ without too much hesitation. It just sounded like such an interesting, novel and fun preposition.

Little did we anticipate at the time, hen parties would become such a huge (and hugely enjoyable!) part of our workshop offer.

Here are a few photos from Claire’s particularly lovely pottery hen party experience we facilitated Autumn 2017. The girls made and painted coil pot goblets which looked stunning once they had been fired and glazed.

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Hen makes clay bee at pottery hen partA lot of our lovely hen party groups opt for our 3hr ‘Deluxe’ potter’s wheel experience. As part of the package, the group make a collaborative artwork as a permanent memento for the bride to be of her celebrations at Eastnor Pottery.

The artwork is usually themed and we encourage participants to clay-model an anecdote about the hen, to be added to a large clay form. The addition can relate to any part of the hen’s life and can illustrate almost any story or personal attribute.

We love the stories that emerge as we construct the ‘story pot’ and the activity works wonderfully as an ice breaker, particularly if the girls are not previously acquainted.

Chief hen Philippa (pictured above) made a fantastic clay bee to symbolise her fascination, as a child in catching bumble bees in her bare hands!!! Once Philippa’s hens had completed the collaborative masterpiece, they all took turns on the x5 potter’s wheels we’d prepped for their enjoyment.

Everybody had a fab time and the experience is documented in photographs right here.