Potter’s Wheel Family Fun
Make a bowl or vase – £40. Mini makers £30. Supersize £50
Sample the delights of the potter’s wheel on these fun and creative sessions designed for the whole family, small groups and individuals. Watching and feeling soft clay grow and evolve in your hands, in front of your very own eyes is both magical and mesmerizing whatever your age or experience.
Create a bowl or vase on the potter’s wheel under the expert guidance of one of our in-house potter’s wheel experts. Not only do you get to wrestle a lump of spinning mud but you also, quite literally ‘PAINT YOUR OWN’ creation afterwards. Leave it with us for a month to dry and we’ll drop you a line to let you know it’s out of the kiln and ready for collection. P+P can be arranged at £5 per item.
Everybody can do it!
There are no mistakes in pottery – just happy accidents and learning experiences! The positive, inclusive nature of the instruction means everybody can join in the fun and achieve amazing results.
This is how it works…
On arrival you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and a nice complimentary cuppa or glass of squash. You’ll then meet your fellow pottery participants. (Small friendly groups ensure maximum one to one attention.) Once you’ve all had the chance to get to know each other a little better, you’ll be offered an apron and settle down to watch a potter’s wheel demonstration from your designated professional potter. Then it’s down to business.
You’ll each take a turn to make a pot on the wheel. Your expert potter is sat wheel side throughout the experience, gently talking and guiding you through the five steps to making a pot. You certainly won’t be bored waiting your turn as the activity makes for a great spectator sport. You’ll have so much fun watching each other, all the time picking up handy tips from your instructor.
At this point, you can turn your pot into a mug or jug by adding a handle. You might even consider adding modeled decoration. This costs an additional £10.
Once all members of your group have a ‘creation’ to show for their efforts, you’ll be shown to a painting table to decorate your freshly thrown masterpiece in coloured under-glazes.
Please allow 1.5hrs – 2hrs for the whole experience.
Your pot will need to dry before it’s fired and glazed. This process takes about a month, after which your fabulous ceramic item will be ready for collection from the Pottery. P+P can be arranged at £5 per item.
On a budget?
Why not try our ‘fun size’ lump of clay – perfect for young potters! £30. Or check out our ‘Potter’s Pinch Pot Special’ projects. Themed hand modeling ‘makes’ in the school holidays at just £20 inc.
Fancy a challenge?
Why not ‘super-size’ with a large lump. £50.
How to book:
Pre-booking essential. Simply contact the Pottery to check availability and book your session. We are open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm and have sessions starting at 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3pm. Sundays and evenings may be available for larger groups.
A happy customer:
“A fabulous friendly family afternoon! I am so glad we ventured over to Eastnor pottery for our first family pottery session… there is no doubt we will be back, it was a massive whole family hit! Set in the most beautiful countryside, in a charming old building with such lovely staff as company, we would have happily stayed all day.
After a lovely warm welcome, the process was explained really well and we were given plenty of time to decide what we would like to make. We all opted for the potters wheel, which is testament to the relaxed atmosphere, as our very nervous child was adamant he wasn’t going anywhere near that thing!
We all made something resembling the pots on display enough for us all to have a feeling of great achievement… thanks to the excellent guidance on hand!!!
I can not recommend this place (or the owners) highly enough”