Fourteen beautiful women from Watford descended on Eastnor Pottery on Sunday as part of Danielle’s hen party weekender celebration.

The girls had been partying hard in Herefordshire for the previous two nights (5.00am bedtime!!!) and pot throwing was the final activity before heading back to London.

Making coil pots and shapes on the wheel proved to be the perfect hangover cure, with everybody valuing the relaxed atmosphere of the studio.


Jon dashed back from a Surestart gig in Walsall on a Saturday morning to host Christine’s hen do at the Pottery.

The 11 gals hailed from in and around Evesham and hired a minibus and driver for their pottery/pub road trip. The weather was perfect and the gals were in great spirits (literally!) enjoying the pottery garden, clay and potter’s wheels in equal measure.

The creative bunch produced some stunning coloured coilpots and wonderful shapes on the potter’s wheel – these will be fired and glazed in time for Chris’s big day!

The clay gets absolutely everywhere and participants on our throwing workshops often report finding the stuff weeks later, in places they would never have dreamed! Finger nails are well and truly on the front line, harbouring great wads of clay and generally getting in the way. Some women have, after repeated pot collapse, lopped their talons off in a flurry of potter’s wheel rage. Others adopt a ‘knuckle’ technique for drawing the clay up.

With so many women passing through the pottery, the nail issue is not one that’s going to go away!! Check out our previous hen party workshops: Amanda’s Hen Party – http://www.eastnorpottery.co.uk/blog/2009_09_01_archive.html , Miranda’s Hen Party and Penny’s Hennyhttp://www.eastnorpottery.co.uk/blog/2009_07_01_archive.html.

I spent a lovely afternoon with Katherine and her ‘hens’ on the potter’s wheels. The small number of participants meant lots of individual attention with all four girls getting to grips with the technique and producing some wonderful pots. We’ll fire their little beauties in time for Katherine’s wedding day.

Take a look at the following link for more information on our fabulous hen party sessions: http://www.eastnorpottery.co.uk/pages/eastnorpotteryhenparties.htm

 

Amanda and friends enjoying the September sunshine outside the studio.  

Amanda sampling the delights of the potter’s wheel!