co director jon williams shutting up shop temporarily for covid 19 lockdown january 2021

co director jon williams shutting up shop temporarily for covid 19 lockdown january 2021

But please don’t fret! As soon as we are able to commence our fantastic pottery experiences and potter’s wheel courses, we’ll let you know right here on the Eastnor Pottery website.

All courses and experiences for January and the majority of February 2021 have been postponed.

All our own gift vouchers and those purchased from our lovely partners will be extended.

If you have booked a session or purchased a voucher we will honour your commitment to us.  It doesn’t matter how long it takes, your pottery experience will be here ready and waiting for you.

For those of you who managed to visit us before Christmas, we are still processing your brilliant pottery. It may take a little longer than usual, but as soon as your creations have emerged from the kiln we’ll drop you an email to let you know they are ready for collection. If you have purchased Post and Packaging, we’ll let you know when your masterpieces have been dispatched.

We look forward to welcoming you back. In the meantime, stay safe and well.

Much love

Jon and Sarah xx

A few weeks back we were contacted by a young videographer and photographer called George Nash. He asked if he could visit to shoot some footage to add to his burgeoning portfolio of photographs and moving image.

We were instantly struck by the professionalism of his approach and the initiative he’d demonstrated in doing so.

George spent a busy Saturday morning in March with us filming and photographing our customers and staff in action. He also brought along his drone to get a bird’s eye view of the Pottery and surrounding Herefordshire landscape.

George was very easy to work with, putting ourselves and more importantly our customers at ease as he moved around the studio, capturing large and small interactions. He demonstrated a really good eye for composition and worked very hard to capture the ‘right’ images.

We are so impressed not only with the results, but the speed in which he delivered the finished work. We think he’s captured the vibe and environment we strive for perfectly. Well done George!

George can be contacted on all the usual social media platforms:

George’s website.

George’s Instagram.

Georges other Instagram.

George’s YouTube.

George’s twitter.

George’s Face Book.

mobile pottery studio eastnor pottery and the flying pottery facilitated drop-in pottery workshops at countrytastic in malvern


It’s HOME LEARNING week here at Eastnor Pottery!

Over the next five days we are going to sign posting you to our fabulous and FREE ‘how to make pottery’ video tutorials over on our YouTube channel.

Each day we’ll be highlighting a different video and making technique:

MONDAY 18 January – Coil pot owl.

TUESDAY 19 January – Slab built house.

WEDNESDAY 20 January – Potter’s wheel.

THURSDAY 21 January – Pinch pot monster

FRIDAY 22 January – Pottery fish.

In the absence of a kiln, you can let your creations dry and then seal them with a mixture of PVA glue and water (50/50 mix) – a couple of coats should do the job. Once the PVA has dried, you can paint your creations with acrylic paint, or whatever you can lay your hands on!

Even if you don’t have any proper clay, the projects work well with play dough to.

Happy Making! Oh and if you get chance, we’d love to see what you get up to. Just send us a photo of your finished work to any of our social media platforms and we’ll share and comment on your creativity. We’re @eastnorpottery on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

eastnor deer park and eastnor castle in the snow

eastnor deer park and eastnor castle in the snow

Although we are not able to wander too far from home at the moment, there will come a time when we can.

Herefordshire is such a beautiful county to visit at any time of the year…. but we think it looks extra picturesque in the snow.

We hope to be sharing our gorgeous county with you again soon.

pottery course participant at eastnor pottery cupping a spinning clay pot

pottery course participant at eastnor pottery cupping a spinning clay pot

We’re nearly half way through January already! Traditionally this is the time of year our Weekend and One day Potter’s Wheel Courses are full to burst with excited New Year newcomers, eager to learn how to make pottery on the potter’s wheel.

Although we are not able to open at the moment, we are tentatively advertising the 27 & 28 February as our first Weekend Potter’s Wheel Course of 2021. We’re about half full and would love to fill the remaining places. If you fancy spending a day or weekend relaxing and throwing pots then you can book online.

We, and we’re sure you are too, are not under any illusion the event may need to be postponed. Please rest assured if you book, we’ll honour your commitment and reschedule your experience for as long as it takes to visit us.

No doubt, we’ll be adding extra dates later in the year to accommodate, not only the postponed January participants, but also the lucky recipients of Christmas gift vouchers.

In the meantime, here are the scheduled dates for 2021 Potter’s Wheel season at Eastnor Pottery!

Day Potter’s Wheel Course 2021 @£150

13 March

24 April

22 May

12 June

13 August

25 August

18 September

9 October

13 November

27 November

11 December

Weekend Potter’s Wheel Course 2021 @£280

27 & 28 February

20 & 21 March

8 & 9 May

25 & 26 September

23 & 24 October

In addition, and if there are two or more participants, we can look at other dates in the week.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Pottery soon.

pottery making day course at eastnor pottery herefordshire

 

potters wheel course participants at eastnor pottery herefordshiredisplay their wares

potters wheel course participants at eastnor pottery herefordshiredisplay their wares

We adore what we do and are extremely proud of our offering here at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter. But what we really really appreciate is the love and positivity reciprocated in the brilliant 5 Star reviews left by customers – warms the cockles!!

“We had so much fun making pottery with Jon and Sarah – their communication before and during our session was outstanding, the equipment was spotless and efficient, we really couldn’t recommend this enough!” BETH

“Sarah was a brilliant teacher and I would definitely recommend this experience. Really impressed with how well social distancing was catered for also!” HANNAH

“My partner and I had a fantastic morning with Sarah and Jon! The 1.5hr session on the potting wheel was brilliant, we both had a great time and learnt so much! Jon and Sarah were so friendly and welcoming. We’d love to return for the day-long session! Great value, well worth booking!” VICTORIA

“Thank you for a wonderful honeymoon experience. Very relaxing and exciting to create something (albeit wonky!) something I would love to do again” EMMA

“Four of us went together with essentially zero experience of throwing pots. However, we were extremely excited to go and had high expectations. From the start, the experience far exceeded what any of us expected. The pottery studio itself was lovely and easy to find. There were great examples of the work Jon and Sarah had completed previously on the shelves as well as examples of what we could make during our time. Jon was friendly and extremely helpful throughout and took the time to get to know us and find out our competencies and expectations. He was patient throughout and tailored his advice to how well we were managing to cope. He remained friendly throughout with a good sense of humour. The pottery experience itself was technically great. We all noticed big improvements even in the time we had there. Afterwards we all were sure we’d want to do more throwing in the future. It’s a shame we don’t live nearby or we’d be going back for regular classes with Jon. Despite only having gone 4 weeks ago the pots are already in the post to us and we can’t wait to see how they’ve turned out. All in all, a perfect airBnB experience and excellent value for money.” AARON

potter's wheel course participant making pottery on the potter's wheel