pottery hen party

large hen party group enjoyed making pots on the potters wheel at eastnor pottery

A sunny Saturday afternoon in early September was jam packed with laughter, positive vibes and glorious mess as we marked the welcome return of large groups to the studio.

Rosy’s hen party was sooooo much fun and the girls were delightful.

Here’s what Rosy had to say about their experience at Eastnor Pottery:

“Myself and 13 friends came here on my hen party last week and had an awesome time! After a great introduction and demo from Jon we made two pots each and it wasn’t as hard as it first seemed. It was lots of fun and the whole group was laughing. Jon and Sarah were great and made it really fun, they provided lots of help and advice to those who found it a little more challenging! Would definitely recommend as a group activity if you’re in the area :)”

If you’re planning a hen party in 2022 then please check out our web page dedicated to Pottery Hen Parties

pottery hen partywelcome chalk board for rosys pottery hen party at eastnor potterygirls inspecting their fresh pots made on the potter's wheel at eastnor potterythrown pots made on pottery hen party and some that didn't make the leaders board!

 

 

 

 

 

rosys hen party displaying their freshly thrown pots in the garden at eastnor pottery

6 women standing round a table inside a marquee wearing aprons and holding wooden boards with hand modeled clay

Thanks for spending your hen party celebrations with us Laura – we loved working with you all.

Although we didn’t actually meet your lovely husband to be, I think we now have a good idea what he looks like!

lady holding wooden board with clay modelling piece she made, next to a chalk board reading 'laura's hen party'

male face of husband to be pattern on an apron worn by the bride to be closeup

clay modelled bowl painted with with a purple rime and decorated with pink clay flowers

clay modeled eye sculpture painted white and purple with a small coil pot painted purple aside

 

coil pot painted white with brown letters spelling part of the word 'things'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 women standing round a table inside a marquee wearing aprons and holding wooden boards with hand modeled clay

couple taking part in an introduction to the potter's wheel helping one another clean the wheel

honeymoon couple who took part in a potter's wheel introduction standing outside pottery

Newly weds Emily and Benjamin visited the pottery in August 2020 and took part in our Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Class.

Due to pandemic, a honeymoon abroad was out of the question so the pair enjoyed a mini-moon tour of the UK instead.

We loved creating a memory with Emily & Benjamin and the wonderful pots they made on the potter’s wheel serve as a permanent reminder of those precious first few weeks of marriage.

couple taking part in an introduction to the potter's wheel helping one another clean the wheel

 

man taking part in a potter's wheel introduction using sponge to clean up pot thrown on the potter's wheel

Lady wiring off her pot from the wheel thrown at a potter's wheel introduction

 

couple standing in doorway of pottery holding pots made at eastnor

Arwyn and Victoria recently took part in our Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Class.

During their visit Arwyn revealed his childhood ambition of becoming a potter! He was initially inspired by a Welsh  speaking TV programme called ‘Pury-Di-Purely’ which translates as ‘Who’s Who’. Contestants on the game show had to guess the occupation of each other. One of the episodes featured a potter who at some point in proceedings demonstrated his skill and threw a pot on the wheel. The young Arwyn was transfixed and up until his visit to Eastnor Pottery, had never had the opportunity to try the potter’s wheel.

As you can see by his commendable efforts – a career in studio pottery beckons!

couple standing in doorway of pottery holding pots made at eastnor

lady smiling at the pots she created on weekend pottery course

mother and daughter attending weekend pottery course

Meet our exceptionally creative Mother and Daughter makers of the week – Jean and Elizabeth! The pair took part on a recent Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course and volunteered to be our Makers of the Week!

Why did you visit the pottery?

J: “Originally it was a birthday present – we have done a few classes together in the past, one making Christmas wreaths! We wanted to do something together and more than anything, make a memory.”

What do you do when you’re not potting?

E: “The family business! Mum set up her interior design business 38 years ago, and now I’ve taken up the reins. Mum still takes an active role but in more of a semi-retired capacity.”

Jean, a self taught sewer started out with a single singer sewing machine! (Easy for us to say!) She describes herself as ‘soft furnishing assembler’ and built the business solely on reputation and word of mouth. Elizabeth took over 6 years ago, and quickly made a name for herself working with architects and businesses to create fantastic interiors.

What’s the best bit about your pottery experience?

J: “Unlike past experiences we’ve taken part in, this offers us the chance to take something home that reminds us of our lovely time here at the studio.  After day one we left with big smiles on our faces – we thought and talked about our pots all night and were very excited to come back for day two. We have created a memory and something we’ll never forget…..the pots are a bonus!”

Thank you Jean and Elizabeth! :) we loved having you around the Pottery and your ‘memories’ will be posted to you as soon as they’re out of the kiln

lady participating in pottery weekend course placing her pots in display
pottery piece created on weekend pottery course

lady smiling at the pots she created on weekend pottery coursepots painting with splatting technique at weekend pottery course