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We’ve just reached 2000 followers on Instagram. Hurrah!

To celebrate this mini-landmark, we organised a prize draw with a Clay Modelling experience for a family of four as the giveaway prize. (value £80)

To enter, participants had to ‘like’ the post promoting the giveaway, follow our @eastnorpottery account and finally tag a friend. Entrants could use one tag per comment but with no restriction on the number of comments – the more tags, the better chance of winning!

We had over 170 entries and congratulations to @minkylucy who was first out of the hat!

spring daffs at eastnor pottery

We love our Eastnor Pottery garden all year round, although, it looks particularly inspiring when the daffs are out.

Here’s a little video clip to lift the spirits! :)

wet terracotta pots made by potter's wheel course participants at eastnor pottery

wet terracotta pots made by potter's wheel course participants at eastnor pottery

What with all the postponements and sporadic opening times of late, we’ve scheduled a load of new dates for our amazing and immersive Potter’s Wheel Courses.

Here’s the list so far and we’re pretty certain to be adding more in the coming months:

Potter’s Wheel One Day Course:
24 April

21 May

22 May

12 June

13 Aug

25 Aug

18 Sep

9 Oct

13 Nov

27 Nov

11 Dec

Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course:
6&7 May (Thurs/Fri)

8&9 May

17&18 July

25&26 Aug

25&27 Sept

23&24 Oct

Reduced capacity and the popularity of these events means places fill up quickly so don’t delay – book today! You can check availability and book online here. Just scroll down and select one of the two orange & white ‘BOOK A POTTER’S WHEEL COURSE’ buttons.

surprise birthday pottery session in the heart of the ukpottery course participant at eastnor pottery cupping a spinning clay potsurprise birthday pottery session in the heart of the uk

 

sarah monk ceramics including egg cups lemon squeezers and soap dishes

sarah monk ceramics including egg cups lemon squeezers and soap dishes

Sarah is super thrilled to be taking part in the Digital Craft Festival 26th  – 28th March 2021.

The online international event aims to promote the very best contemporary makers through an exciting program of talks demos and films. Visitors will also have the opportunity to buy direct from 150 selected artists working in all kinds of materials.

This is the first time she’s taken part:

“I’ve enjoyed this event lots in the past….. it’s so lovely! A fun filled weekend of craft demonstrations, interviews and workshops on InstagramFacebook and zoom.  The Digital Craft Festival is an opportunity I would ordinarily have to pass on, what with the 3.5k class participants that pass through the doors each year at Eastnor Pottery. As the Studio is currently closed to visitors I have had more time to focus on my own work. I’m launching lots of new designs in my shop especially for the event!”

As well as selling from her online shop, Sarah will be running a ‘make along’ zoom class.

“I will show you step by step how to make your own clay bug house and you can make along with me! No previous pottery experience is required. The pottery techniques I will be sharing with you are slab building and sgraffito decoration. Once you have made your wonderful clay house, leave it to air-dry at home.”

If you’d like to take part in the class you’ll need to purchase a ticket from her website.

 

egg cup made from pottery clay at eastnor pottery

egg cup made from pottery clay at eastnor potteryAs you may be aware, we are intending to re-open on the 12th April 2021 and to celebrate we are hosting two days of Easter themed, pottery classes for families.

The 1.5hr  fun sessions take place 13 & 14 April and are entitled ‘Egg-straordinary Eggcups’

Families get to sample a whole range of clay modelling skills to produce their very own and totally unique eggcup. They’ll be rolling, pinching and flattening the soft clay to create their eggcups and once they’ve been constructed, they’ll also have the opportunity to paint them. A palette of brightly coloured underglazes will be available to brush onto their marvelous, clay creations.

The masterpieces will be left at the Pottery to be fired and glazed and ready for collection from the Pottery a few weeks later. P+P can be arranged at £5 per egg-cup for those who are unable to collect their work.

We will be working outside in our lovely Potting Tent Marquee on the Pottery lawn. Although we are blessed with ample studio space we are currently unable to accommodate spectators and ‘helpers’. All children must be accompanied by a fee paying adult.

As you might expect in these socially distanced times, places are limited to x8 participants per session so early booking is advised. Places can be purchased online, via email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk or over the phone: 01531 633886