Looking for a totally memorable and boutique hen party experience? Make pots on the potter’s wheel, create a collaborative clay sculpture and produce personalised arty-facts for the bride to be!

Hen party enjoy the boutique environment of the Potting Tent on the Pottery lawn at Eastnor Pottery

Check out our Potting Tent marquee on the Pottery lawn. It’s a creative and beautifully decorated space with bunting, garlands and festoon lights. The perfect venue for your hen celebrations! Decked and heated for all seasons.

Projects for x10 participants or more:

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

fun pottery hen party participant at eastnor pottery

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 Experiences:

Hens watching the potter's wheel in action

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 from our exciting range of potter’s wheel and clay modelling projects:

2) Contact the Pottery to check availability and book your session. We are open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm and have sessions starting at 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. Feel free to bring your own alcoholic beverages and snacks.

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, during the spring and summer.

Finished work: Your creations will need to dry thoroughly before they can be fired and glazed. This takes between 2 – 4 weeks depending on drying conditions. We will contact you after this period to arrange a time for you to pick up the work from the Pottery. Alternatively we can post your pots at cost to one address. (£30 – £50 depending on weight and size of consignment)

Planning a smaller party? Why not take advantage of our pre-bookable drop-in sessions for individuals, families and small groups. Projects and prices.

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 recently had a hen party at Eastnor pottery and did the coil pot making and taster on the wheel. It was such a fun afternoon, Jon was a good laugh and it was a lovely atmosphere……..we also took some prosecco along with us too that helped our creativity! Jon is a great teacher and it was really fun to each have a go on the wheel which was guided really well and the results were surprisingly all pretty good! We also each made and painted something using the coil technique, from candle holders and jugs to tortoises and penguins! The studio is beautiful and in such a pretty spot! Jon and his daughter were so welcoming and I would really recommend a workshop here.” Anwen

examples of previous pottery hen parties

Pottery for groups of adults or individuals at Eastnor Pottery HerefordshireClay themed Hen Party at Eastnor Potteryhen being refuelled with tea at pottery hen party in eastnor near the castlepottery wheel hen party activity in herefordshireEthan from eastnro Pottery demonstrates handles to birthday groupLots of Clay fuelled fun at Eastnor Pottery's Hen Parties

All smiles at Eastnor Pottery with clay themed hen party

Learning to throw on the Potters Wheel at Eastnor Pottery for Clay themed Hen PartiesDemi and Patrick(s) at Pottery themed Hen Party at EP CentralHappy hen at Eastnor Pottery hen partya couple of pottery hen party participants display their clay potsHens Painting Pinch Pot Sculptures at Eastnor Pottery Hen Party