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hand made egg cups and espresso mugs by eastnor potter sarah monkWith all the fabulous and inspiring courses and classes that take place at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter, one might be forgiven for thinking this is the sole business activity. Far from it!

Artist founders Sarah Monk and Jon Williams  are makers in their own right and exhibit their unique ceramic designs in exhibitions and galleries all over the country.

Over the past 12 months Sarah has been developing her online shop which is brimming with examples of her small batch and one off creations. So, if you are searching for that one off, unique hand made Christmas gift, you know where to look!

Oh, and for those that prefer to experience pottery ‘in the flesh’ many of Sarah’s and Jon’s pots can be perused and purchased from the studio shop at the Pottery on the Eastnor Castle Estate. The Pottery shop is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm by appointment only. Please email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk or call 01531 633886 to book a time slot.

hand made bathroom ceramics by herefordshire potter sarah monk

antique door lock at eastnor pottery

antique door lock at eastnor potteryWhen we were offered ‘Clock Tower Cottage’ on the Eastnor Castle Estate as our artist’s studio in 1993, there had been little change to the interior since the day it was built. The Estate installed electricity and running water to enable us to make our ceramics, but apart from that, the decor was untouched.

Fast forward to 2020 and pleased to say things are pretty much the same! It still has the crumbling but authentic, wattle and horse-hair lime plaster on the walls, hand-made nails in the beams and of course, the original door latches and locks.

Just look at the size of the mechanism on the front door!

horse hair plaster at eastnor pottery