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montage of little lidded pots made by visiting families to eastnor pottery in half term

montage of little lidded pots made by visiting families to eastnor pottery in half termMarvellous lidded pots from February half term Fresh out of the kiln and ready to be reunited with their makers. Don’t they look great!?

Next up we have NEST MAKING!  Clay fuelled fun for all the family in the Easter holidays:  12, 13, 19 & 20 April. Booking couldn’t be simpler – just look for the orange and white buttons peppered around our website.

montage of lidded pots made on pottery session for families in half term at eastnor pottery

splodz blogz blogger make a pot on the potter's wheel at eastnor pottery herefordshire

splodz blogz blogger make a pot on the potter's wheel at eastnor pottery herefordshire

Zoe is a dedicated blogger Splodz Blogz  and having visited us earlier this year, published this lovely post about our Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Class.

Thank you so much Zoe for doing the business and were made up you had such a lovely time here at Eastnor Pottery.

“Eastnor Pottery was such a lovely environment to learn a new skill and I came away feeling like I had been at least a little bit successful. I’ve put their Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course on my birthday list, and would highly recommend the short 90-minute taster to anyone who fancies giving pottery a go.”

weekend pottery course participant handles the clay

happy potters displaying their coloured pots made on a pottery weekend at eastnor pottery

Say hello to Leigh and Kate who recently participated on one of our Potter’s Wheel Weekend Courses.

Once we got chatting, it was clear both were going to make excellent potters! Leigh practically has clay running through his veins…

His grandad had been one of the last ‘Firemen’ to attend to the very last bottle kiln firing in Stoke on Trent. In fact, when the kiln was decommissioned, Gladstone Pottery Museum asked him if he would like to be employed to fire their bottle kiln as part of their exhibition program. He naturally declined having spent a lifetime loading and unloading bottle kilns, it was the last thing he fancied doing in retirement!

Leigh’s Grandmother was employed as a packer for Beswick and his Aunty was a guilder for Wedgewood.

weekend pottery course participant handles the clay

Kate grew up in Cornwall and has associations with the creative community in St Ives – home of revered 20th Century potter and writer Bearnard Leach.

 

No pressure then when they took to the wheels…

husband and wife weekend pottery participants at eastnor pottery

They certainly lived up to our expectations and took to the wheel like ducks to water. Oh, and it appears they are both a bit of a whiz with needle and thread too. They lovingly made their aprons especially for the weekend course.

pottery course participants scratch a monogram into the base of a pot

eastnor pottery viewed through a rain splattered window

eastnor pottery viewed through a rain splattered windowWe love our Herefordshire studio!

Even on the wettest, dullest days, it never fails to lift our spirits and fill us with creative thoughts.

If you fancy grabbing yourself a little Eastnor Pottery magic, then book onto one of our fabulous classes and courses using one of the orange buttons on our website….and remember, whatever the weather, making pottery is just the ticket!

2 males and 1 female stood outside wearing aprons, holding a wooden board with pots made at eastnor pottery

husband and wife stood outside chatting holding a wooden board with pots thrown on introduction to the potters wheel courseCalling all you early birds out there!

Due to unprecedented demand for our excellent Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Classes, we’re laying on some extra sessions. Only snag, they run 9.00am – 10.30am – not so good if you’re a sleepyhead lay-in type!

If you don’t mind the early start, the dates are as follows:

Saturday 29 January

Saturday 12 February

Thursday 24 February

Friday 25 February

Saturday 26 February

Saturday 12 March

Saturday 26 March

Places are limited and will be snapped up pretty quick so don’t delay, book online! just scroll down to you get to the orange BOOK AN INTRODUCTION TO THE POTTER’S WHEEL button :)