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jon williams from eastnor pottery and the flying potter herefordshire

Hands-on clay modelling for all the family

Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13, Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 2022

jon williams from eastnor pottery and the flying potter herefordshire

We’re delighted to announce a series of family clay modelling sessions planned for the Easter holidays.

‘Nest-Making’ is the seasonal theme.

Our hedgerows will soon be a hive of activity as feathered friends construct their homes from twigs, grass and feathers. Participants on these incredibly fun and accessible classes will have the opportunity to emulate this activity – but only using clay!

As well as experiencing a myriad of hand-building techniques, aspiring potters of all ages will also paint their creations with coloured slip.

The nests will need to dry thoroughly before they are fired and glazed. This whole process can take up to five or six weeks and participants will be contacted when their pots have emerged from the kiln.

Sessions are 90 minutes in duration and cost £25 per person. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult and places can be booked online. Please look for the ORANGE button on this page or if you’d like to book by phone, please call 01531 633886 and have your debit/credit card to hand.

 

pottery course student covered in terracotta clay

pottery course student covered in terracotta clayThere’s always one!!!!

Due to unprecedented demand for our potter’s wheel day courses we’ve added three extra dates early in 2022:

Sunday 9 Jan

Sunday 6 Feb

Sunday 6 March

Perfect opportunity to be ‘the one’!

Details and how to book online.

white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

It’s mostly adults who enjoy our Weekend Potter’s Wheel Courses here at Eastnor Pottery but every once in a while we’ll entertain a teenager or young person. We love the dynamism and creative flair the junior potters bring to the table.

GCSE art student Ellie was no exception.

Ellie was gifted one of our weekend courses as a Christmas present last year and attended a fully booked event in the Spring 2021. On day two, you can  assemble the pots from the previous day into a single work of ceramic art. Ellie was keen to make a Dragon Tea Pot and threw all the components (spout, lid etc) on Saturday. On Sunday all the bits and pieces were leather hard and perfect for scratch and slipping together. We think she made an amazing job of her mission – Well done Ellie!
white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon taken from a birds eye view

lady with a mask on sat at a potters wheel holding up wooden board containing 2 pots she has thrown

Lauren, a student at Hereford Art College (HCA) joined us for a week of work experience.

As well as joining one of our Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel classes, she assisted with glazing, packaging customers work and re-claiming clay.

Lauren is considering a career in ceramics and was considering applying to Cardiff Metropolitan University to study the craft. Here’s her art Instagram account.

lady with a mask on sat at a potters wheel holding up wooden board containing 2 pots she has thrown

a green jug, green and purple pot and an unpainted ceramic dish on a wooden board

mother and daughter holding cardboard box smiling, in front of hedgerow

We love our returners!

Here’s Jean & Elizabeth unwrapping their gems from last time! 🤩🎉

This time they brought a few pals and stayed at The Cottage In The Wood “it was the best food we’ve ever had!” Praise indeed! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

two women pulling pots out of a cardboard box smiling

five women holding wodden boards with ceramic creations they have made standing outside eastnor pottery next to the eastnor pottery sign

five woman sat around jon williams doing a throwing demo on a potters wheel in side a marquee

 

 

lady holding on to wooden table laughing with pottery in the background

 

mother and daughter holding cardboard box smiling, in front of hedgerow