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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.

pottery making day course at eastnor pottery herefordshire

 

three wheel thrown pots stuck together to make a daffodil vase

two day pottery course participants at eastnor pottery malvern hills

Did you know that if there are two or more of you, you can book your own day or two day Potter’s Wheel Course ?

Emma and Matthew did just that and it turns out they are both exceptional makers!

Here’s a pictorial view of their two day creative journey:

throwing pots at eastnor potterytorn freshly thrown pot made by course partciipant at eastnor potteryaspiring potter learning to make pots on the wheel at eastnor pottery herefordshirechoosing pottery paints to decorate their hand made pots on a pottery coursethree wheel thrown pots stuck together to make a daffodil vaseemma collects tea pots so she made one on a pottery course at eastnor pottery in october 2020

happy potters wheel weekend course participant at eastnor pottery

potters wheel weekend course at eastnor pottery

We’ve added three new events to the list of scheduled Weekend and Day Potter’s Wheel Courses over the Summer…and don’t worry you certainly wont be packed in like these guys!

18 July 2020 – One Day Potter’s Wheel Course

8 & 9 August 2020 – Weekend Potter’s Wheel Course

15 August 2020 – One Day Potter’s Wheel Course

Details here or please contact the Pottery to make a booking: TEL 01531 633886 EMAIL admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk 

happy potters wheel weekend course participant at eastnor pottery

potters wheel weekend course participant at eastnor pottery

learn to make pottery at eastnor pottery beginers guide to making pottery on the pottery wheel at eastnor potteryTraditionally, June is a quiet month for our potter’s wheel weekends and one day workshops as the great British public’s attention is drawn towards the garden and other outside pursuits. Normally, we see a lull in the number of ‘would be potters’ and adjust the frequency of workshops accordingly. Not so this year! June has been as busy as any other month with hoards of participants beating a trail to our door.

We provide a complimentary lunch and participants have really enjoyed picnicking on the Pottery lawn in the Summer sunshine.

Here’s photo evidence of the potting public’s unwavering desire to make pottery in flaming June.

Potter’s wheel weekend 3&4 June 2017

Potter’s wheel weekend 10&11 June 2017

Potter’s wheel day 17 June 2017

potterywheel workshop at Eastnor Pottery Feb 2017Making a pot on the potter's wheel at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying PotterTo make a pot on the potter’s wheel is one of those ‘I’ve always wanted to try that!’ activities. Here at Eastnor Pottery we pride ourselves on being a prime enabler for these aspirations and as a consequence, we see more than our fair share of first-timers take to the wheel.

Last Saturday was no exception. All x6 of our one day potter’s wheel participants had never experienced the wheel before.

After a morning of getting to grips with the ‘five easy steps’, the group was encouraged to scale up and make bigger pots. By the close everybody was astounded at the quality of their efforts. Well done everybody!