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What our customers do when they’re not making pottery….

Meet Nicola :) who visited the Pottery back in the Autumn to experience our ‘Introduction to the potter’s wheel’ with her mum. As well as being an exceptional potter, she also does this:

We wish Nicola all the best with her endeavours on and off the potter’s wheel!

Fluttering lashes and peacock tails

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.

Diamond couple!

parents and son try their hand at making pottery togetherWe really enjoyed working with Ian and his parents who were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary by taking a spin on the potter’s wheel.

The trio’s positive outlook and good humour made for a brilliant, creative shared experience and a workshop session we’ll look back on with fondness.

If you’ve got something amazing to celebrate, then why not mark the occasion by making a piece of pottery. We have options for large groups and smaller gatherings and plenty of inspirational makes, including collaborative pieces where everybody contributes to a single thrown pot.

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Happy Birthday Mum!

mum's birthday treat at eastnor pottery

Sarah treated her mum Susan to a 1.5hr pottery experience as part of her birthday treat.

The pair made a pot each on the wheel and then spent some quality time together in the tranquility of the main studio painting their masterpieces with coloured slip.

Both agreed it was a wonderful, relaxing and creative thing to do for Susan’s special day.

More details of our fabulous range of drop-in projects can be found right here. We are open 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Saturday and have 1.5hr start times through-out the day. Please email admin@astnorpottery.co.uk or tel 01531 633886 to check availability.

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Pottery hen do mayhem

fun pottery hen party participant at eastnor potteryWhen we tell people we do pottery hen parties they usually respond with something like “ Ooo I bet they make some interesting shapes!!” On the contrary, our group sessions are usually civilized affairs, filled with creative arty types enjoying the therapeutic benefits of modeling and throwing clay on the potter’s wheel. in fact, if you are doing pottery as your hen party activity then you are going to be a certain type of girl! That was until we met George and her party of merry gals….

There were only seven of them, but what they lacked in numbers they more than compensated with frivolity and laughter. We had so much fun!

They ladies appeared in Chesney Hawkes masks (a personal hero of bride to be George) and took to the wheels with enthusiasm, reveling in the comedic possibilities of centering the clay!

In amongst the hilarity the girls really got to grips with their technique with one of the more skeptical members at the start, thoroughly enjoyed herself commenting ‘That was great, I really really surprised myself”

The session concluded with the ladies treating us with a rousing rendition of Chesney Hawkes’ I am the one and only’ – a short clip can be found here. Everybody heralded the afternoon a resounding success.

If you are planning your wedding in 2019 and looking for a thoroughly creative and unique group activity, then why not book a session for your hen party. Take a look at our pottery hen party page and drop us a line admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk or tel 01531 633886 to check availability.chesney hawkes hen party girls without masks at eastnor pottery

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