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Eastnor pottery trip advisor travellers choice award

jon williams and sarah monk eastnor pottery travellers choice award

Thank you to everybody who has taken the time to review us on all platforms, you are AWESOME!! Over 400 heart warming reviews on Trip Advisor and counting!

Please check out all the lovely things people are saying about us on our tripadvisor listing. In the meantime here’s a few recent glowing recommendations:

“We came for a 2-day weekend course in July and had a fantastic time. The whole weekend was really relaxing and the tution was marvellous. I just wish I could have spent more time! All 3 of us (myself, my son Max and my friend Rachel) do want to come back. I thoroughly recommend this course whether you’re a beginner or not.” Rebecca

Just from reading reviews, I had high expectations for this experience and it certainly lived up to them. My husband and I loved it. Sarah was a great teacher giving us the right balance of clear instruction & expectation, acceptance & encouragement of a novice’s attempts, mixed in with lots of laughter! For someone who failed their pottery GCSE back in the day, I was delighted with my pot and definitely want to do some more. We would certainly encourage anyone else to have a go!” Getaway559539

“I honestly can’t rate this experience highly enough! I took part in the hen do experience, and was dubious that the day would be worth the cost, but it was worth every penny. The morning was spent learning how to use the potter’s wheel (a childhood ambition realised) and we were all able to have as many goes as we wished (although I could quite happily have sat there all day, and the next), and in the afternoon gave our creative sides free rein, learning how to make and paint coil pots. Jon was patient and encouraging, an excellent tutor. I now want to be a potter!” missapples0805

Eastnor pottery trip advisor travellers choice award

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

man and woman couple holding pots made on introduction pottery session outside potting shed

man and woman couple standing outside eastnor pottery next to sign holding pots and wearing eastnor pottery aprons

Our Introduction To The Potter’s Wheel Class is perfect for couples. You can book your 1.5 hr, shared potter’s wheel experience online right here on our Eastnor Pottery website.

daughter filming mother on her phone whilst throwing a pot on a potters wheel

mother and daughter across from man and woman couple standing outside pottery with pots thrown on introductory potters wheel course

man and woman couple holding pots thrown on pottery session inside the potting tent

 

man and woman couple holding pots made on introduction pottery session outside potting shed

pottery participants wearing hospital scrubs to the potters wheel introductioncouple standing in doorway of pottery holding pots made at eastnor

man and woman couple eating lunch on blue bench outside

 

blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owl

blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owls face

It’s the last day of term – Hurrah!

Jon usually works with two or three schools a week, particularly in the Summer term when exams are out the way and arts weeks are common place. Obviously things were a little bit different this year but Jon still managed to visit one school a week, mainly to complete projects that had been arranged pre-pandemic.

This magnificent tile panel will be mounted outside the reception area at Grangefield Primary School in Bishops Cleeve, welcoming visitors to the school forever more.

Head teacher Karen commissioned Jon to work with every child in the school to produce a collaborative, wall mounted artwork to celebrate the school’s 20th anniversary. The owl is both school emblem and logo and made for a really strong graphic. If you get close up you’ll see the piece has been assembled from individual feathers – each one made by a different pupil.

potter jon williams leaning over putting blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owl

terracotta tiles painted blue and green with a glue gun tip in corner and glue on wooden surface

 

blue white and green tiles hand modeled with clay which together make up an owl

blue plaque with writing writing reading' grangefield school 2000-2020' and sgraffito writing reading 'celebrating our 20th anniversary, flying high to spread our wings, eastnor pottery'

6 women standing round a table inside a marquee wearing aprons and holding wooden boards with hand modeled clay

Thanks for spending your hen party celebrations with us Laura – we loved working with you all.

Although we didn’t actually meet your lovely husband to be, I think we now have a good idea what he looks like!

lady holding wooden board with clay modelling piece she made, next to a chalk board reading 'laura's hen party'

male face of husband to be pattern on an apron worn by the bride to be closeup

clay modelled bowl painted with with a purple rime and decorated with pink clay flowers

clay modeled eye sculpture painted white and purple with a small coil pot painted purple aside

 

coil pot painted white with brown letters spelling part of the word 'things'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 women standing round a table inside a marquee wearing aprons and holding wooden boards with hand modeled clay