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 modelling projects and produce personalised arty-facts to treasure forever.
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!
We’ll be asking you to arrive no earlier than 5 mins before your session starts.
We’ve set up the furniture and potter’s wheels to account for the 2m social distancing rule and will be observing social distancing through-out your session. We’ll be wearing perspex visors. If you’d prefer to wear a face mask please supply your own.
On arrival, you’ll be directed to a waiting area and asked to wash your hands. Your experience will commence once the previous participants have departed and we’ve had opportunity to clean tools and prepare your wheel(s)
Weather permitting, classes will take place outside on the lawn or in the ‘Potting Tent’ marquee.
Please bring your own apron and an old towel (sharing is fine). The clay doesn’t stain and washes out easily so alternatively, wearing old clothes is perfectly acceptable too, but please don’t forget the towel!
If for any reason you or anyone else from your household feels unwell on the day of your session, please do not attend. We can re-schedule your experience at a mutually agreeable time in the future.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Clay Modelling Projects
Pinch-pot sculpture: £20
Create a hollow ball by joining two thumb-pots 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 creation: £30
Make a mug, jug or pencil pot by rolling long snakes of clay and coiling them around an upturned flower-pot. Smooth the coils together, add handles or modelled detail and then paint your vessel with coloured slip.
Potter’s wheel optional extra: £15
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.
Potter’s wheel projects
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)
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. You may like to provide your own aprons or painting shirts?
Food & drink: 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 or in The Potting Tent marquee (once the clay has been tidied away.) Please check we can accommodate your picnic when booking.