Looking for a really memorable and unique group experience – or that inspired, inter-generational family-friendly activity? Look no further! Make pots on the potter’s wheel, create clay sculpture and produce personalised arty-facts to treasure forever.

Pottery for large family groups and get togethers at Eastnor Pottery

These experiences are perfect for family birthdays, office parties and groups of friends. Projects are designed for groups of ten or more participants and last 1.5 hrs, half day or full day. Memories are made of this!

The projects:

Pinch-pot sculpture: £20

Pottery penguins created using the pinch pot technique at eastnor potteryPottery dog made by a customer at Eastnor Pottery HerefordshirePottery owl made by a customer at Eastnor Pottery in Herefordshire

 

 

 

 

 

Create a hollow ball by joining two pinch-pot bowls together. Mould, manipulate and sculpt your sphere into anything you like – vegetable, mineral or animal! Paint your fabulous creation with a kaleidoscope of under glaze colours.

Coil-pot creations: £30

pottery daleks made using the coil pot techniquepottery coil pot and octopus design made at eastnor pottery herefordshirecoil pot made at eastnor pottery & the flying potter in herefordshire

 

 

 

 

 

Classic making technique of rolling snakes of clay, stacking ’em up on top of each other and then smoothing them off to create a vessel. perfect for making a mug, jug, pencil pot or lantern.

Potter’s wheel optional extra: £15

workshop participant making a clay pot on the potter's wheel at Eastnor Pottery Herefordshire

 

 

 

 

 

Add this to either of the two projects above and everybody in your group gets to make a pot on the potter’s wheel too.

team photo from helens 30th pottery session at Eastnor Pottery

Potter’s wheel experience – regular £40

1.5 hr session. Sharing one potter’s wheel between two, take turns to throw some shapes!

Potter’s wheel experience – Deluxe £60

3 hr session. Create a collaborative commemorative pot with contributions from everyone in your group. Sharing one potter’s wheel between two, take turns to make pots and vessels. Turn your creations into mugs, jugs and decorative bowls by adding handles and motifs when resting from the wheel.

Potter’s wheel experience – Ultimate £110

Full day (10am – 4pm) Create a collaborative commemorative pot with contributions from everyone in your group. Sharing one potter’s wheel between two, take turns to make pots and vessels. Turn your creations into mugs, jugs and decorative bowls by adding handles and motifs when resting from the wheel. You will have the opportunity to paint your creations with coloured under glazes and explore other hand-building techniques.

All of the above include tuition, materials and firing. Finished work will be ready for collection from the Pottery approx. one month later. P+P can be arranged at cost. (£30 – £50 depending on weight of consignment)

Not quite got the ten?

Check out our potter’s wheel experiences for couples and small groups.

How to book:

1) Choose one of the projects above.

2) Contact the Pottery to check availability and book your session. We are open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm and have group start times of 10am and 2pm. Sundays and evenings may be available for large groups.

3) Once a date and time have been agreed, we require a non returnable £50 deposit to secure the booking. This can be deposited via BACS (Account no: 03830985 Sort code: 09-01-50) or by cheque (made payable to Eastnor Pottery and posted to Eastnor Pottery, Home Farm, Eastnor, Ledbury, Hfds, HR8 1RD) Once we have received your £50 deposit, we’ll email you confirmation. The balance of payment is required 7 days prior to your workshop.

Group booking FAQ’s

Clothes: The sessions are no-where near as mucky as you may at first think. However, the wearing of old clothes is advisable. We provide aprons for the potter’s wheel activity.

Drink: Complimentary tea, coffee and squash is provided.

Food: Although we are unable to provide food, many of our customers like to bring a picnic. This can be consumed either on the pottery lawn, The Potting Tent marquee or in the studio (once the clay has been tidied away.)

Planning a smaller party? Why not take advantage of our pre-bookable potter’s wheel sessions for individuals, families and small groups.

Looking for somewhere to stay? Please take a look at our list of accommodation providers some of which specialise in large groups.

A happy customer

“We have spent a fantastic afternoon at Eastnor pottery with Jon & his team for my dad’s 70th birthday. We wanted an activity to suit and inspire all ages and they didn’t disappoint.
The pottery studio itself, is a beautiful creative space and the team guided us through making pinch pots/creatures, unphased by there being grandparents, adults, teens and tots all in one group. They were really flexible on the package we wanted and all this contributed to a wonderful family memory we will remember everytime we look at our creations.
We would definitely recommend a visit or for a group activity or party.” – Ruth

Examples of group workshops

Big family groups taking to clay at Eastnor PotteryFantastic fun at Eastnor Pottery for all the family with our group bookingsAll smiles at Eastnor Pottery with clay themed hen partyHens altogether after Pottery themed Hen Party with Eastnor PotteryDrop-in at Eastnor Pottery to learn to throw on the Potter's WheelHaving fun on the Potter's Wheel at Eastnor Pottery