couple watch each other make a pot on the potter's wheel at eastnor pottery herefordshire

couple make pottery together at eastnor pottery

Did you know Pottery is the traditional 9th Wedding Anniversary gift? A lot of couples who visit us certainly do. Rather than purchasing a piece of Denby, increasing numbers of clayed-up couples are inspired to create a pottery masterpiece for each other.

As well as fashioning a ceramic keepsake, participants are also making memories. Jon, Sarah and all the Pottery team strive to create a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, perfect for catching-up, unwinding and getting the creative juices flowing. The expert guidance and positive facilitation enable you to thrive and create that ‘special’ piece.

Partners come from far and wide to fashion their loved one a commemorative vessel often spending a couple of days in the Shire. Not only do they get creative with clay at the Pottery, couples often spend a romantic weekend visiting other local attractions and restaurants.

Once the creations have been fired and glazed, the pottery ‘artyfacts’ can either be collected from the studio or posted out approx. one month later. Each piece serving as a permanent reminder of time spent together doing something creative and ultimately rewarding.

Here’s what a satisfied customer had to say about their making experience at Eastnor Pottery:

Wheel of fortune a delight!

My husband and I decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary by throwing a pot each and Sarah and the team at Eastnor Pottery ensured that it wasn’t at each other! My husband, slightly dubious at first, discovered a slumbering artistic talent and we had a fabulous time. I couldn’t rate this highly enough, great coffee, lovely, talented tutor, wonderful studio, and hopefully (in a few weeks when we collect them) amazing pots. THANK YOU”

With Christmas rapidly approaching and Valentine’s day just around the corner, why not treat yourself and your partner to a potter’s wheel experience. Mini classes start at £40 per person inclusive of potter’s wheel demonstration, one to one tuition, all materials and firing. Personalised gift vouchers can be purchased from the Pottery by calling 01531 633886 or emailing watch each other make a pot on the potter's wheel at eastnor pottery herefordshirepottery workshop participants sharing the potter's wheel and a huge lump of clay at eastnor pottery west midlands

Herefordshire artists Jon Williams and Sarah Monk photographed in 2014 when the couple first moved to Eastnor in 1995

Herefordshire artists Jon Williams and Sarah Monk photographed in 2014 when the couple first moved to Eastnor in 1995

25 years ago to the day, two young pottery graduates from Bath arrived in Herefordshire to set up their studio on the idyllic Eastnor Castle Estate!

It’s safe to say the business has grown and developed in ways the couple could not have imagined when they took on the redundant farm building in which to make their ceramic artwork.

Not long after they arrived Jon and Sarah wrote an article for Ceramic Review:

artists Jon Williams and Sarah Monk photographed in 1995 for ceramic review


Couple make pottery to celebrate 9th wedding anniversaryDid you know POTTERY is the traditional 9th wedding anniversary gift. These guys took it one step further and made each other a clay pot on the potter’s wheel.

husband make wife clay pot to celebrate 9th wedding anniversary at Eastnor Pottery near Malvern wife makes husband a pot on the potter's wheel to celebrate 9th wedding anniversary


Participant showing finished piece for celebratory treeBMI Healthcare in Droitwich employed The Flying Potter to work with the entire staff at the hospital to produce a permanent and collaborative ceramic artwork to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the organisation.

Creative collaborations with BMI Healthcare and Eastnor Pottery     Participants enjoyed working on pottery tree pieces for celebration     Participant focuses on painting their creation     Pottery tree pieces created with BMI Healthcare for 30th anniversary
Surgeons, nurses, admin & kitchen staff attended hour long sessions to create a giant Worcestershire Black Pear Tree. Each participant made either a pear or a leaf decorated in a manor representative of their own personality or interests.

Staff and management raved about the experience commenting on the fun and therapeutic nature of the sessions.

Once it’s been fired and glazed, the tree will be mounted on the wall in reception for clients and staff to marvel at and enjoy.

Pottery leaves all finished     Pottery tree pieces created with BMI Healthcare for 30th anniversary     Creative pottery leaf for BMI with Eastnor Pottery