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group of work colleagues do a pottery team building activity at eastnor pottery herefordshire

We’ve facilitated some pretty epic team building events in the past, often working with hundreds of participants in a day in venues all over the country. Check out our Flying Potter activities.

Things are a little different in the pandemic and when we can welcome businesses and organisations to the Pottery, the groups may be small, but the quality is HUGE!!!

Smaller participant numbers make for an intimate and meaningful experience with participants reporting comradery and improved communication when they return to the workplace.

beautifully hand thrown pot made on the potter's wheel and then accidently torn in an artisitic fashion

We love a ‘happy accident’ on our courses and experiences.

A little bit too much pressure here and there and the results are phenomenal!

beautifully hand thrown pot made on the potter's wheel and then accidently torn in an artisitic fashion

If you would like to spend the day or weekend playing with clay and making lots of lovely mistakes like this one, head over to our website page dedicated to our Potter’s Wheel Courses.

These immersive events take place once or twice a month and cost £150 for the day or £280 for the weekend.

pottery courses at eastnor pottery

close up of clay covered hands on the potter's wheel at eastnor potteryHaving worked with tens of thousands of people over a life-time of social engagement, Jon and Sarah have inspired countless individuals and groups to take up pottery.

Kelvin attended a Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course in October 2018. He was so inspired he spent the next year converting a garage into a pottery studio. He started throwing on the wheel in January this year and opened his kiln after it’s first firing at the beginning of July 2020. He contacted us during lock down to thank us for inspiring him and to share a couple of his creations with us – nice pots Kelvin!

 

happy potters wheel weekend course participant at eastnor pottery

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

It’s been a long time coming but at last customers can book one of our fab pottery experiences direct from our website. Hurrah! No need to email, no need to pick up the phone – clay is just a click away!

The following experiences can be purchased via the website:

Clay Modelling                                            £20

Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel       £40

Potter’s Wheel Day Course                      £150

Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course           £280

Groups of x7 or more participants qualify for a group discount but will need to contact the Pottery via our contact form, email or by telephoning 01531 633886.

Thank you to Mike @bookinghound and Chris @infinityunlimited… for all their technical support and for making the magic happen!

Ethan unpacking kiln at Eastnor Pottery

Some of customers over the past four years or so will remember throwing pots under the tutorage of one of our staff members called Ethan.

Ethan joined us in 2012 as a fresh faced Community Arts Apprentice having never thrown a pot in his life. As part of his training we encouraged him to spend at least an hour a day on the potter’s wheel perfecting his technique. In a short space of time he was proficient enough to work with our customers, and was so smitten with the clay, established a studio at home.

Such was his rapid development and interest in pottery, after he finished his year-long apprenticeship we were able to offer him full time employment as a workshop facilitator here at Eastnor Pottery.

Fast forward to April 2018 and Ethan has nearly completed the first year of a BA Hons Ceramics course at Cardiff Metropolitan University!

Throwing is still very important to his making and he’s been making some pretty handsome forms decorated by way of a technique called naked raku.

More examples of Ethan’s work can be seen here.