family pose for a photograph at eastnor pottery

family pose for a photograph at eastnor pottery

Woo hoo! 2000 followers on Instagram!

To celebrate we’re offering a Clay Modelling experience x4 (worth £80) as a giveaway prize.

To enter you’ll need to hop over to our Instagram post and then….

  1. Like the post
  2. Follow us @eastnorpottery
  3. Tag a friend (as many as you like but one per comment-the more tags the higher your chance of winning)

The competition is open to UK residents only and will close on the 28th February at midnight.

The winner will be announced on Monday 1st March.

Good luck! xx

two clay monsters at eastnor pottery created on using the coil pot technique

two clay monsters at eastnor pottery created on using the coil pot technique

Did you manage to catch our LIVE STREAM pottery tutorials on our Facebook page during the February 1/2 term?

Sarah and Jon had great fun showing us how to make a coil pot monster on Monday, a pot on the potter’s wheel on Wednesday and a clay fish on Friday!

Don’t worry if you missed them, all three videos are now up there on the Eastnor Pottery Facebook page for you to enjoy and ‘make along’ forevermore!

herefordshire potter sarah monk holds a freshly thrown jug made on the potter's wheelherefordshire potter jon williams holds a clay fish made using the pinch pot technique

sarah monk and jon williams from eastnor pottery
sarah monk and jon williams from eastnor pottery

During the February half term we’re broadcasting a short series of FREE & LIVE how-to-do pottery tutorials on our Facebook page.

Mon 15 Feb 11.00am Monster Monday – how to make a coil pot monster.

Wed 17 Feb 11.00am Wheel Wednesday – the potter’s wheel.

Fri 19 Feb 11.00am Fish on Friday- how to make a clay fish.

See you there! 🎥 xx

hand modelled pottery cactus in a pot made at a family pottery class

Cactus are just so fashionable at the moment!  We’ve seen a fair few participants on our Experiences and Courses making pots specifically to display their spiky plants.

Pottery course participant has planted her hand made pot she made at Eastnor Pottery

Take Victoria for instance. She made this lovely little vase on our 1.5 hr Intro to the Potter’s Wheel class. Once she’d potted it up she took the time to send us a photo of her creation in it’s new home – thanks Victoria!

Victoria the cactus pot maker

Not only are workshop participants planting in their pottery, they are also creating ceramic cacti art. We love this carefully hand modelled and painted masterpiece made on a family clay modelling workshop.

hand modelled pottery cactus in a pot made at a family pottery class

friends make pottery at eastnor pottery and the flying potter

Intro to the potter's wheel participants show off their painted pots at eastnor pottery and the flying potter

We love returners we do!

Kate and her fella Matt first visited Eastnor Pottery participating in our Intro to the Potter’s Wheel class. Kate was pregnant at the time and even though it was a bit of a stretch beyond her bump to reach the wheel, threw an amazing pot!

Here’s her review:

“LOVED IT! From the minute we walked in, we were greeted with a warm welcome. Jon and staff were so helpful and friendly. Jon shown us how to use the wheel and helped us. A real one to one experience. Absolutely loved it. Highly recommend. Great place. Thank you x”

Fast forward a year or so and Kate returned to the studio with her beautiful baby boy and best friend Ashleigh. She’d enjoyed the experience so much she’d purchased it as a birthday present for Ashleigh.

The group made such a pretty picture we couldn’t resist going through the archives and publishing these super cute photos documenting their visit.

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