Hen party season appears to start earlier and earlier here at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter. No sooner had the tinsel been stowed, Helen and her band of merry hens descended on the studio to make ceramic keepsakes and pottery artyfacts!
We love this boomerang of one of the party goers. She was immensely proud of her creation – and quite rightly so – we think its lovely!
Other members of the party made owls, penguins and pencil pots. Check out this little video of their creations on Instagram.
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If you fancy making clay models to commemorate your hen do, then please take a look at our page dedicated to pottery hen party activities. Projects include the potter’s wheel and prices start at just £20.
A lot of our lovely hen party groups opt for our 3hr ‘Deluxe’ potter’s wheel experience. As part of the package, the group make a collaborative artwork as a permanent memento for the bride to be of her celebrations at Eastnor Pottery.
The artwork is usually themed and we encourage participants to clay-model an anecdote about the hen, to be added to a large clay form. The addition can relate to any part of the hen’s life and can illustrate almost any story or personal attribute.
We love the stories that emerge as we construct the ‘story pot’ and the activity works wonderfully as an ice breaker, particularly if the girls are not previously acquainted.
Chief hen Philippa (pictured above) made a fantastic clay bee to symbolise her fascination, as a child in catching bumble bees in her bare hands!!! Once Philippa’s hens had completed the collaborative masterpiece, they all took turns on the x5 potter’s wheels we’d prepped for their enjoyment.
Everybody had a fab time and the experience is documented in photographs right here.
We are fortunate to be able to offer our creative hens the choice of two versatile artist studio spaces in which to hold their party celebrations. The main studio boasting x8 potter’s wheels is popular with groups of girls choosing to wrestle with spinning mud and flying clay!
If participants are looking to make and paint a clay sculpture or model a coil pot creation, the potter’s wheels can be swapped for workbenches and stools giving ample table top space for their clay creations. Claire and her friends made full use of the furniture to produce an impressive array of coil pot goblets and pottery jugs.
Alternatively, some of our larger parties opt for the delightful ‘Bake Off’ ambience of The Potting Tent marquee on the Pottery lawn. Kitty’s hens, 22 in all, settled in for a morning of clay modeling, Prosecco tippling hen party fun. There was even time for each of the participants to make a pot on the potter’s wheel…and perform a hearty rendition of the potter’s wheel national anthem!
We have lots of hen party projects including collaborative works and individual makes. Please take a look at our clay modelling & potter’s wheel options and contact the Pottery to check availability. Tel 01531 633886 or email@example.com
Saturday 25th March 2017 will be remembered as one of the most diverse and busy days we’ve ever had here at Eastnor Pottery and the Flying Potter.
We facilitated x2 children’s birthday parties, a pottery hen party for 18 girls and an endless stream of couples and family drop-in participants.
More photographic evidence here.
We had decided Hayley’s pottery hen party would be the final event of the season to be held in our lovely ‘Potting Tent’ marquee on the Pottery lawn. We assumed that by the end of October, the conditions would be too cold and uncomfortable out there for our guests to get the most from their clay experience.
That was before the decking went down and we discovered the positive thermal effect of fan heaters!
Here we are at the beginning of December and the Potting Tent is still going strong as an attractive and creative environment for pottery workshops and special occasions.
Hayley and her hens had a fab time in the Potting Tent making hollow sculptures and taking turns on the potter’s wheels – no extra layers of clothing required!
If you are interested in celebrating your hen party in a creative stylie, in Herefordshire, in clay and in our arty-crafty marquee, please drop us a line or give us a call T: 01531 633886 E: firstname.lastname@example.org