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friends make pottery at eastnor pottery and the flying potter

Intro to the potter's wheel participants show off their painted pots at eastnor pottery and the flying potter

We love returners we do!

Kate and her fella Matt first visited Eastnor Pottery participating in our Intro to the Potter’s Wheel class. Kate was pregnant at the time and even though it was a bit of a stretch beyond her bump to reach the wheel, threw an amazing pot!

Here’s her review:

“LOVED IT! From the minute we walked in, we were greeted with a warm welcome. Jon and staff were so helpful and friendly. Jon shown us how to use the wheel and helped us. A real one to one experience. Absolutely loved it. Highly recommend. Great place. Thank you x”

Fast forward a year or so and Kate returned to the studio with her beautiful baby boy and best friend Ashleigh. She’d enjoyed the experience so much she’d purchased it as a birthday present for Ashleigh.

The group made such a pretty picture we couldn’t resist going through the archives and publishing these super cute photos documenting their visit.

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eastnor deer park and eastnor castle in the snow

eastnor deer park and eastnor castle in the snow

Although we are not able to wander too far from home at the moment, there will come a time when we can.

Herefordshire is such a beautiful county to visit at any time of the year…. but we think it looks extra picturesque in the snow.

We hope to be sharing our gorgeous county with you again soon.

adult and baby pottery penguin made at Eastnor Pottery in herefordshire

adult and baby pottery penguin made at Eastnor Pottery in herefordshire

From the Blue Christmas Penguins and all of us at Eastnor Pottery and the Flying Potter. xxxxx

couple take a mini-moon honeymoon to make pottery at eastnor pottery

couple take a mini-moon honeymoon to make pottery at eastnor pottery

With all the usual honeymoon destinations beyond reach, a lot of newly weds are opting to spend their post wedding days holidaying right here in the UK.

Emma and Neil are no exception and spent their mini-moon touring the country, stopping off in the Shire to indulge in a spot of pottery!

We wish them a long and happy marriage :)

antique door lock at eastnor pottery

antique door lock at eastnor potteryWhen we were offered ‘Clock Tower Cottage’ on the Eastnor Castle Estate as our artist’s studio in 1993, there had been little change to the interior since the day it was built. The Estate installed electricity and running water to enable us to make our ceramics, but apart from that, the decor was untouched.

Fast forward to 2020 and pleased to say things are pretty much the same! It still has the crumbling but authentic, wattle and horse-hair lime plaster on the walls, hand-made nails in the beams and of course, the original door latches and locks.

Just look at the size of the mechanism on the front door!

horse hair plaster at eastnor pottery