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masked pottery classes taking place in the potting tent at eastnor pottery herefordshire

masked pottery classes taking place in the potting tent at eastnor pottery herefordshire

So nice to be getting back to what we love and do best – working with you lovely lot! :)

We’ve had a fantastic first week delivering clay modelling sessions for families and Introduction to the Potters Wheel classes for adults. And as for the weather – WOW! We’ve been delivering our session alfresco style in our magnificent Potting Tent Marquee on the Pottery lawn so the Spring sunshine has been more than welcome.

Participants have been lovely and have thoroughly enjoyed their time with us…and if you needed further proof, just look at this positive review left by Roche earlier in the week:

My husband and I had our first go on a potter’s wheel with Jon today. The experience was brilliant (and very much as the great reviews describe). Jon was friendly and professional. He pitched the explanations and help at exactly the right level for us newbies who had never done anything like this before. We laughed and had a lot of fun and even ended up with pots that we’re looking forward to having in our home :-D The whole experience was exceptionally well done from a COVID point of view too – very clear instructions and very well spaced out. We felt safe and the only reminders of a pandemic were the visors and masks. It really was a fab time. Thanks Jon and Sarah!

pots made by intoduction to the potters wheel class at eastnor pottery

pottery course participants brought their parrot along for companionship

From time to time we get asked by customers if they can bring their pooches to the pottery. As long as other participants are fine with dogs, then we are too. We welcome well behaved canine spectators to the studio – no probs.

Dogs are one thing, but we must admit to being slightly apprehensive when a couple asked if they could bring their African Grey Parrot!

We needn’t have been concerned and having such a handsome bird in the Pottery as it was impeccably behaved and made for a unique experience for all our pottery course guests. Isn’t he gorgeous!

pottery course participants brought their parrot along for companionship

 

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We’ve just reached 2000 followers on Instagram. Hurrah!

To celebrate this mini-landmark, we organised a prize draw with a Clay Modelling experience for a family of four as the giveaway prize. (value £80)

To enter, participants had to ‘like’ the post promoting the giveaway, follow our @eastnorpottery account and finally tag a friend. Entrants could use one tag per comment but with no restriction on the number of comments – the more tags, the better chance of winning!

We had over 170 entries and congratulations to @minkylucy who was first out of the hat!

spring daffs at eastnor pottery

We love our Eastnor Pottery garden all year round, although, it looks particularly inspiring when the daffs are out.

Here’s a little video clip to lift the spirits! :)

wet terracotta pots made by potter's wheel course participants at eastnor pottery

wet terracotta pots made by potter's wheel course participants at eastnor pottery

What with all the postponements and sporadic opening times of late, we’ve scheduled a load of new dates for our amazing and immersive Potter’s Wheel Courses.

Here’s the list so far and we’re pretty certain to be adding more in the coming months:

Potter’s Wheel One Day Course:
24 April

21 May

22 May

12 June

13 Aug

25 Aug

18 Sep

9 Oct

13 Nov

27 Nov

11 Dec

Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course:
6&7 May (Thurs/Fri)

8&9 May

17&18 July

25&26 Aug

25&27 Sept

23&24 Oct

Reduced capacity and the popularity of these events means places fill up quickly so don’t delay – book today! You can check availability and book online here. Just scroll down and select one of the two orange & white ‘BOOK A POTTER’S WHEEL COURSE’ buttons.

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