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montage of little lidded pots made by visiting families to eastnor pottery in half term

montage of little lidded pots made by visiting families to eastnor pottery in half termMarvellous lidded pots from February half term Fresh out of the kiln and ready to be reunited with their makers. Don’t they look great!?

Next up we have NEST MAKING!  Clay fuelled fun for all the family in the Easter holidays:  12, 13, 19 & 20 April. Booking couldn’t be simpler – just look for the orange and white buttons peppered around our website.

montage of lidded pots made on pottery session for families in half term at eastnor pottery

splodz blogz blogger make a pot on the potter's wheel at eastnor pottery herefordshire

splodz blogz blogger make a pot on the potter's wheel at eastnor pottery herefordshire

Zoe is a dedicated blogger Splodz Blogz  and having visited us earlier this year, published this lovely post about our Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Class.

Thank you so much Zoe for doing the business and were made up you had such a lovely time here at Eastnor Pottery.

“Eastnor Pottery was such a lovely environment to learn a new skill and I came away feeling like I had been at least a little bit successful. I’ve put their Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course on my birthday list, and would highly recommend the short 90-minute taster to anyone who fancies giving pottery a go.”

weekend pottery course participant handles the clay

happy potters displaying their coloured pots made on a pottery weekend at eastnor pottery

Say hello to Leigh and Kate who recently participated on one of our Potter’s Wheel Weekend Courses.

Once we got chatting, it was clear both were going to make excellent potters! Leigh practically has clay running through his veins…

His grandad had been one of the last ‘Firemen’ to attend to the very last bottle kiln firing in Stoke on Trent. In fact, when the kiln was decommissioned, Gladstone Pottery Museum asked him if he would like to be employed to fire their bottle kiln as part of their exhibition program. He naturally declined having spent a lifetime loading and unloading bottle kilns, it was the last thing he fancied doing in retirement!

Leigh’s Grandmother was employed as a packer for Beswick and his Aunty was a guilder for Wedgewood.

weekend pottery course participant handles the clay

Kate grew up in Cornwall and has associations with the creative community in St Ives – home of revered 20th Century potter and writer Bearnard Leach.

 

No pressure then when they took to the wheels…

husband and wife weekend pottery participants at eastnor pottery

They certainly lived up to our expectations and took to the wheel like ducks to water. Oh, and it appears they are both a bit of a whiz with needle and thread too. They lovingly made their aprons especially for the weekend course.

pottery course participants scratch a monogram into the base of a pot

eastnor pottery viewed through a rain splattered window

eastnor pottery viewed through a rain splattered windowWe love our Herefordshire studio!

Even on the wettest, dullest days, it never fails to lift our spirits and fill us with creative thoughts.

If you fancy grabbing yourself a little Eastnor Pottery magic, then book onto one of our fabulous classes and courses using one of the orange buttons on our website….and remember, whatever the weather, making pottery is just the ticket!

jon williams from eastnor pottery and the flying potter herefordshire

Hands-on clay modelling for all the family

Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13, Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 2022

jon williams from eastnor pottery and the flying potter herefordshire

We’re delighted to announce a series of family clay modelling sessions planned for the Easter holidays.

‘Nest-Making’ is the seasonal theme.

Our hedgerows will soon be a hive of activity as feathered friends construct their homes from twigs, grass and feathers. Participants on these incredibly fun and accessible classes will have the opportunity to emulate this activity – but only using clay!

As well as experiencing a myriad of hand-building techniques, aspiring potters of all ages will also paint their creations with coloured slip.

The nests will need to dry thoroughly before they are fired and glazed. This whole process can take up to five or six weeks and participants will be contacted when their pots have emerged from the kiln.

Sessions are 90 minutes in duration and cost £25 per person. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult and places can be booked online. Please look for the ORANGE button on this page or if you’d like to book by phone, please call 01531 633886 and have your debit/credit card to hand.