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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

 

couple taking part in an introduction to the potter's wheel helping one another clean the wheel

honeymoon couple who took part in a potter's wheel introduction standing outside pottery

Newly weds Emily and Benjamin visited the pottery in August 2020 and took part in our Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Class.

Due to pandemic, a honeymoon abroad was out of the question so the pair enjoyed a mini-moon tour of the UK instead.

We loved creating a memory with Emily & Benjamin and the wonderful pots they made on the potter’s wheel serve as a permanent reminder of those precious first few weeks of marriage.

couple taking part in an introduction to the potter's wheel helping one another clean the wheel

 

man taking part in a potter's wheel introduction using sponge to clean up pot thrown on the potter's wheel

Lady wiring off her pot from the wheel thrown at a potter's wheel introduction

 

a couple gift each other a potter's wheel experience at eastnor pottery for valentines

a couple gift each other a potter's wheel experience at eastnor pottery for valentines

Buy an Eastnor Pottery gift experience for your sweetheart this Valentines!

It’s handled through our online voucher booking system– easy!

You can choose vouchers with a value from £20 to £280.

It’s up to you how much you want to spend – our One Day and Two Day Weekend Potters Wheel Courses are £150 & £280 respectively.

If you are after a shorter session then please take a look at our ‘Potter’s Wheel Introduction’ workshops for families and couples.

A Clay modelling experience starts is just £20.

jon the potter from eastnor pottery prepares to close for lockdown #2 5th nov - 2nd dec 2020

Eastnor Pottery Closed 5th Nov – 2nd Dec 2020

jon the potter from eastnor pottery prepares to close for lockdown #2 5th nov - 2nd dec 2020

Postponed experiences

Genuinely so so sorry we’re not going to be able to welcome you to the Pottery in November :( If you have an Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Class or Potter’s Wheel Course scheduled for the Lockdown period, please rest assured your experience is safe with us and we look forward to meeting you when you are able to visit – no matter how far in the future that might be.

Pots in the post

If you were able to visit us in the Autumn and paid P+P, we are still intending to post your creations out to you during Lockdown. It may take us a little longer to process your work but please be patient and we’ll email you once they are on their way.

Collecting finished pots

We’ve been operating a non-contact collection system which has worked brilliantly! We’ll continue to use this system once your masterpieces have emerged from the kiln. Again, as our staff have been furloughed, it might take a little longer but we will message you with instructions once they are ready.

And finally…

Although we are currently unable to make pots with you lovely lot, please consider our Potter’s Wheel Experience Vouchers. Christmas is just around the corner and what better way than to treat a loved one by gifting the gift of pottery making!

Stay safe & take care.

J&S xx

eastnor pottery owners sarah monk and jon williams getting ready to reopen after lockdown

eastnor pottery owners sarah monk and jon williams getting ready to reopen after lockdownJust under three weeks to go before we welcome back all you aspiring potters and creatives! We are so looking forward to seeing you and have been beavering away making changes to products and studio spaces, all designed to make you feel confident to visit and comfortable whilst you’re here.

For those of you who haven’t had the good fortune to visit our wonderful studio on the idyllic Herefordshire Eastnor Castle Estate, we are blessed with bags of outside space. Whenever the weather permits we’ll be facilitating sessions in the garden and in our boutique ‘Potting Tent’ marquee.

The Potting Tent Marquee at Eastnor Potterykick wheel at eastnor pottery and the flying potter

If’ is looking chilly, we still have ample room in the Pottery to social distance a battalion of would be potters! Well not quite that many, but we are very confident in our planning and spacing. Inevitably, we’ll be seeing less of you as classes will be smaller. In fact, during July, we’re offering dedicated classes per booking. So, if you are a family or couple you’ll have your very own private session! Give us a call on 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk to book your session.

Here’s a list of other things we’re going to be doing to make people feel comfortable when they visit Eastnor Pottery.

  • To avoid handling cash and cards, we’re asking for full payment in advance of customer’s sessions – BACS our preferred method of payment and we’ll provide customers with our account details as soon as they are in the diary.
  • Customers will need to bring their own apron and old towel (sharing is fine). The clay doesn’t stain and washes out easily so wearing old clothes is perfectly acceptable too, but please don’t forget the towel!
  • We’ll be asking customers to arrive no earlier than 5 mins before their session starts. This will give plenty of opportunity for previous guests to finish their session and proceed on their merry way.
  • On arrival, customers will be directed to a waiting area and asked to wash their hands. Their experience will commence once the previous participants have departed and we’ve had opportunity to clean tools and prepare the wheel(s)
  • We’ve set up the furniture and potter’s wheels to account for the 2m social distancing rule and will be observing social distancing through-out the experience.
  • Sadly, the legendary complimentary cuppas and fresh coffee are on hold for the time being :( That said, customers are very welcome to bring their own beverages and water bottles.