Herefordshire potters Jon Williams and Sarah Monk reenact the film ghost on the potter's wheel

Love is in the air and the leisure and tourism industry in our beautiful county, together with the team at @visit_herefordshire  are celebrating all things romantic by recreating some of our absolute favourite romantic movie moments right here in Herefordshire.

We were delighted to get involved with the campaign and here’s our recreation of ‘that scene’ from GHOST. Hope it gets you in the mood for some romance this weekend!

We’d all love to see your romantic film moments and your celebrations of all things romantic! Re-create your scene (in your bubbles and close to home of course) and post it on your social media using the hashtag #romanticfilmmoments tagging in @visit_herefordshire and they’ll repost it. The best post wins a romantic Herefordshire hamper!

A bit of fun to brighten up lockdown! Everyone welcome to participate (UK only) but bonus points for telling us what you love about Herefordshire or why you’d like to visit us!

Get snapping and be sure to take a look at the other businesses that have taken part on @visit_herefordshire

And do tag Visit England if you would like to – @visitengland

ceramic artist and potter jon williams in his eastnor pottery studio herefordshire

ceramic artist and potter jon williams in his eastnor pottery studio herefordshire potter sarah monk ceramics in her pottery studio eastnor pottery herefordshire

Over the years we’ve collaborated with many talented and creative photographers to document our ceramics and social engagement practice.

Our current go to professional is George Nash AKA Beyond The Beaten Path.

George is communicative, super efficient and fun to work with. Can’t rate his photography and video making highly enough.

Love these ‘artist in the studio’ portraits George took of Sarah and myself a little while ago.

family pose with their freshly thrown pots outside eastnor pottery

couple take a mini-moon honeymoon to make pottery at eastnor potteryreaching for the water on the potter's wheelintroduction to the potter's wheel participants at eastnor pottery

We’d just like to say a whopper THANK YOU to all our beautiful customers who visited us in this unprecedented and crazy year. Without a doubt, it’s been complicated and challenging doing anything in 2020, so you all deserve a medal, you really do!

From our socially distanced perspective, we’ve enjoyed working with each and everyone of you.  Even though we cant see those fabulous smiles behind the face coverings, we’ve felt the love and positive vibes.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Eastnor Pottery in 2021 and are forever grateful for your patronage and support. In the meantime, you can book your New Year pottery experience online or purchase gift vouchers anytime, day and night from our website.

emma collects tea pots so she made one on a pottery course at eastnor pottery in october 2020potter's wheel demonstration at eastnor potterypotters wheel weekend course at eastnor pottery

 

 

hand made egg cups and espresso mugs by eastnor potter sarah monkWith all the fabulous and inspiring courses and classes that take place at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter, one might be forgiven for thinking this is the sole business activity. Far from it!

Artist founders Sarah Monk and Jon Williams  are makers in their own right and exhibit their unique ceramic designs in exhibitions and galleries all over the country.

Over the past 12 months Sarah has been developing her online shop which is brimming with examples of her small batch and one off creations. So, if you are searching for that one off, unique hand made Christmas gift, you know where to look!

Oh, and for those that prefer to experience pottery ‘in the flesh’ many of Sarah’s and Jon’s pots can be perused and purchased from the studio shop at the Pottery on the Eastnor Castle Estate. The Pottery shop is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm by appointment only. Please email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk or call 01531 633886 to book a time slot.

hand made bathroom ceramics by herefordshire potter sarah monk

cheese dish by herefordshire potter sarah monk

cheese dish by herefordshire potter sarah monk

Sarah’s new designs are on display at Contemporary Ceramics Centre, the only retail Gallery in London specialising exclusively in British Studio Ceramics.

She has two new collections on show until the end of December 2020:

Breakfast Ware consisting of querky espresso cups, wobbly looking egg cups and an interesting collection of cereal bowls. The image above is a slipware cheesedish most definitely the biggest pinch pot item she’s made!!

Bathroom Ware consisting of hand built ceramic soap dishes of varying shapes and sizes, including her popular soap pillows and a selection of hand thrown toothbrush mugs.

hand made bathroom ceramics by herefordshire potter sarah monkcraft potters association logohand made egg cups and espresso mugs by eastnor potter sarah monk

The Gallery is run by the Craft Potters Association, of which Sarah has been a selected professional member for over 25 years. They set it up as a ‘benchmark for current practice in studio ceramics and with regularly changing display’  It’s always possible to purchase  a wide range of work from functional tableware to individual collectors pieces.

Sarah’s new work can be purchased from their own online shop here!

Sarah was also invited by Contemporary Ceramics Centre to write about her design process on their blogspot which can be viewed here!! It’s titled ‘In Conversation with Sarah Monk’.

Sarah also has a SHOP on her website and she will be stocking shelves very soon!