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family pose for a photograph at eastnor pottery

family pose for a photograph at eastnor pottery

Woo hoo! 2000 followers on Instagram!

To celebrate we’re offering a Clay Modelling experience x4 (worth £80) as a giveaway prize.

To enter you’ll need to hop over to our Instagram post and then….

  1. Like the post
  2. Follow us @eastnorpottery
  3. Tag a friend (as many as you like but one per comment-the more tags the higher your chance of winning)

The competition is open to UK residents only and will close on the 28th February at midnight.

The winner will be announced on Monday 1st March.

Good luck! xx

two clay monsters at eastnor pottery created on using the coil pot technique

two clay monsters at eastnor pottery created on using the coil pot technique

Did you manage to catch our LIVE STREAM pottery tutorials on our Facebook page during the February 1/2 term?

Sarah and Jon had great fun showing us how to make a coil pot monster on Monday, a pot on the potter’s wheel on Wednesday and a clay fish on Friday!

Don’t worry if you missed them, all three videos are now up there on the Eastnor Pottery Facebook page for you to enjoy and ‘make along’ forevermore!

herefordshire potter sarah monk holds a freshly thrown jug made on the potter's wheelherefordshire potter jon williams holds a clay fish made using the pinch pot technique

hand modelled pottery cactus in a pot made at a family pottery class

Cactus are just so fashionable at the moment!  We’ve seen a fair few participants on our Experiences and Courses making pots specifically to display their spiky plants.

Pottery course participant has planted her hand made pot she made at Eastnor Pottery

Take Victoria for instance. She made this lovely little vase on our 1.5 hr Intro to the Potter’s Wheel class. Once she’d potted it up she took the time to send us a photo of her creation in it’s new home – thanks Victoria!

Victoria the cactus pot maker

Not only are workshop participants planting in their pottery, they are also creating ceramic cacti art. We love this carefully hand modelled and painted masterpiece made on a family clay modelling workshop.

hand modelled pottery cactus in a pot made at a family pottery class

mobile pottery studio eastnor pottery and the flying pottery facilitated drop-in pottery workshops at countrytastic in malvern


It’s HOME LEARNING week here at Eastnor Pottery!

Over the next five days we are going to sign posting you to our fabulous and FREE ‘how to make pottery’ video tutorials over on our YouTube channel.

Each day we’ll be highlighting a different video and making technique:

MONDAY 18 January – Coil pot owl.

TUESDAY 19 January – Slab built house.

WEDNESDAY 20 January – Potter’s wheel.

THURSDAY 21 January – Pinch pot monster

FRIDAY 22 January – Pottery fish.

In the absence of a kiln, you can let your creations dry and then seal them with a mixture of PVA glue and water (50/50 mix) – a couple of coats should do the job. Once the PVA has dried, you can paint your creations with acrylic paint, or whatever you can lay your hands on!

Even if you don’t have any proper clay, the projects work well with play dough to.

Happy Making! Oh and if you get chance, we’d love to see what you get up to. Just send us a photo of your finished work to any of our social media platforms and we’ll share and comment on your creativity. We’re @eastnorpottery on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

pottery bird hand made at eastnor pottery by young child on a family creative trip to eastnor pottery

pottery bird hand made at eastnor pottery by young child on a family creative trip to eastnor pottery

A fabulous interpretation of a Red kite made by one of our younger visitors.

During Lockdown#1 he discovered an encyclopedic passion for ornithology, nurtured and encouraged by mum and dad as part of  his home learning.

The kite was made by joining two thumb pots together to produce a hollow form. This was then stretched into the birds body. Wings and tail feathers were added and the whole thing carefully painted with coloured underglazes.

If you fancied making a ceramic kite or any bird for that matter, check out our Clay Modelling projects for families held on specific days during the school holidays. Places cost £20 per person and all children must be accompanied by at least one fee paying adult. For dates and availability please book online.