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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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superb pottery skills at eastnor pottery

On our Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Class you get to make two pots each. We then ask you to select your fave for firing.

Sometimes it’s an easy choice! ;) other times participants are faced with a difficult decision!

This adult family of four did really well, their pottery prowess reflected in the quality of their final selection. Well done everybody!

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pottery course participant at eastnor pottery cupping a spinning clay pot

pottery course participant at eastnor pottery cupping a spinning clay pot

We’re nearly half way through January already! Traditionally this is the time of year our Weekend and One day Potter’s Wheel Courses are full to burst with excited New Year newcomers, eager to learn how to make pottery on the potter’s wheel.

Although we are not able to open at the moment, we are tentatively advertising the 27 & 28 February as our first Weekend Potter’s Wheel Course of 2021. We’re about half full and would love to fill the remaining places. If you fancy spending a day or weekend relaxing and throwing pots then you can book online.

We, and we’re sure you are too, are not under any illusion the event may need to be postponed. Please rest assured if you book, we’ll honour your commitment and reschedule your experience for as long as it takes to visit us.

No doubt, we’ll be adding extra dates later in the year to accommodate, not only the postponed January participants, but also the lucky recipients of Christmas gift vouchers.

In the meantime, here are the scheduled dates for 2021 Potter’s Wheel season at Eastnor Pottery!

Day Potter’s Wheel Course 2021 @£150

13 March

24 April

22 May

12 June

13 August

25 August

18 September

9 October

13 November

27 November

11 December

Weekend Potter’s Wheel Course 2021 @£280

27 & 28 February

20 & 21 March

8 & 9 May

25 & 26 September

23 & 24 October

In addition, and if there are two or more participants, we can look at other dates in the week.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Pottery soon.

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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.

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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.