Making a pot on the potter’s wheel is one of those ‘I’ve always wanted to do’ activities. This fun session offers the opportunity to do just that! Perfect for individuals, couples and small groups wanting to get creative with clay.
Make a bowl or vase £40. Supersize £50. Mini makers £30
COVID-19 & HOW WE INTEND TO KEEP YOU SAFE
Please arrive no earlier than 5 mins before the workshop starts.
On arrival you’ll be asked to wash hands and wait in our marquee or in the Pottery garden until the previous participants have departed and we’ve cleaned up.
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.
There will be lots of hand-washing opportunities and you will be designated your own bucket of water and hand towel.
You will be offered complimentary tea and fresh coffee but please feel free to bring your own drinks and water bottles.
If for any reason you feel 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.
Create a bowl or vase on the potter’s wheel under the expert guidance of one of our in-house potter’s wheel experts. Leave your fabulous creation with us for a month to be dried, fired and glazed. Once it’s emerged from the kiln, we’ll drop you a line to let you know it’s ready for collection from the Pottery. P+P can be arranged at £5 per item.
Everybody can do it:
There are no mistakes in pottery – just happy accidents and learning experiences. The positive, inclusive nature of the instruction means everybody can join in the fun and achieve amazing results.
This is how it works:
On arrival you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and a nice complimentary cuppa (fresh coffee or select from our range of specialty teas) You’ll then meet your fellow pottery participants. (We limit the group size to ensure maximum one to one attention.) Once you’ve all had the chance to get to know each other a little better, you’ll be offered an apron and settle down to watch a potter’s wheel demonstration from your designated professional potter. Then it’s down to business.
You’ll each take a turn to make one or two pots on the wheel. Your expert potter is present throughout the experience, gently talking you through the five steps to making a pot. You certainly won’t be bored waiting your turn as the activity makes for a great spectator sport. You’ll have so much fun watching each other, all the time picking up handy tips from your instructor.
At this point, you can turn your pot into a mug or jug by adding a handle. You might even consider adding modelled decoration. This costs an additional £5.
The whole experience lasts 1.5 hrs and if you are fortunate enough to have produced x2 pots, you’ll be asked to choose your favourite to be fired and glazed. (If you cant decide, the extra pot can be purchased at 1/2 price)
Your masterpiece will need to dry thoroughly before it goes in the kiln to be fired on two separate occasions. This process takes about a month, after which your fabulous ceramic item will be available for collection from the Pottery. P+P can be arranged at £5 per item.
On a budget?
Why not try our ‘fun size’ lump of clay – perfect for young potters! £30.
Fancy a challenge?
Why not ‘super-size’ with a large lump. £50.
How to book:
Pre-booking essential! Simply contact the Pottery to check availability and book your session. We are open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm and have sessions starting at 10am, 11.30am, and 2pm. Sundays and evenings may be available for larger groups.
City breaks, rural retreats and weekends away are becoming increasingly popular with couples and individuals wanting to get away. If you ever have the good fortune to find yourself in the beautiful county of Herefordshire, make sure you don’t leave before making a pot on the wheel at Eastnor Pottery.