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two clay monsters at eastnor pottery created on using the coil pot technique

two clay monsters at eastnor pottery created on using the coil pot technique

Did you manage to catch our LIVE STREAM pottery tutorials on our Facebook page during the February 1/2 term?

Sarah and Jon had great fun showing us how to make a coil pot monster on Monday, a pot on the potter’s wheel on Wednesday and a clay fish on Friday!

Don’t worry if you missed them, all three videos are now up there on the Eastnor Pottery Facebook page for you to enjoy and ‘make along’ forevermore!

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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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hand modelled pottery cactus in a pot made at a family pottery class

Cactus are just so fashionable at the moment!  We’ve seen a fair few participants on our Experiences and Courses making pots specifically to display their spiky plants.

Pottery course participant has planted her hand made pot she made at Eastnor Pottery

Take Victoria for instance. She made this lovely little vase on our 1.5 hr Intro to the Potter’s Wheel class. Once she’d potted it up she took the time to send us a photo of her creation in it’s new home – thanks Victoria!

Victoria the cactus pot maker

Not only are workshop participants planting in their pottery, they are also creating ceramic cacti art. We love this carefully hand modelled and painted masterpiece made on a family clay modelling workshop.

hand modelled pottery cactus in a pot made at a family pottery class

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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mobile pottery studio eastnor pottery and the flying pottery facilitated drop-in pottery workshops at countrytastic in malvern


It’s HOME LEARNING week here at Eastnor Pottery!

Over the next five days we are going to sign posting you to our fabulous and FREE ‘how to make pottery’ video tutorials over on our YouTube channel.

Each day we’ll be highlighting a different video and making technique:

MONDAY 18 January – Coil pot owl.

TUESDAY 19 January – Slab built house.

WEDNESDAY 20 January – Potter’s wheel.

THURSDAY 21 January – Pinch pot monster

FRIDAY 22 January – Pottery fish.

In the absence of a kiln, you can let your creations dry and then seal them with a mixture of PVA glue and water (50/50 mix) – a couple of coats should do the job. Once the PVA has dried, you can paint your creations with acrylic paint, or whatever you can lay your hands on!

Even if you don’t have any proper clay, the projects work well with play dough to.

Happy Making! Oh and if you get chance, we’d love to see what you get up to. Just send us a photo of your finished work to any of our social media platforms and we’ll share and comment on your creativity. We’re @eastnorpottery on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.