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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.”

pottery course partcipant staring into the bottom of her pot

pottery course partcipant staring into the bottom of her potThey say that there’s a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow….

Find yours at Eastnor Pottery and the Flying Potter. :)

Try our:

Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel

Potter’s Wheel Courses

the great pottery throwdown 2022 logo

the great pottery throwdown 2022 logoWith another series of The Great Pottery Throwdown on the telly, potters, ceramics course providers, manufacturers of pottery equipment and clay suppliers are riding a considerable wave of interest. We’ve been offering remarkable pottery experiences from our idyllic Herefordshire studio for nearly 30 years. Whenever GPTD hits the screens, we are inundated with course participants and wannabe potters, most of whom are sampling the delights of the potter’s wheel for the very first time.

Having been inspired by the programme, our students soon discover the magical attraction of throwing clay, the very same, no doubt that enticed GPTD contestants to start making in the first place.

the great pottery throwdown contestants for 2022

Here’s a few reasons why making pottery on the potter’s wheel is so popular.

To achieve a ‘good pot’, you must concentrate on what you are doing. So much so, there is little capacity to dwell on anything other than the clay in hand. All the ‘other stuff’ fizzing around your head dissolves and a sense of well-being and relaxation prevails. Making pottery is a go to activity for many wishing to unwind after the rigors of the day. Just try and find a pottery evening class with less than a three-year waiting list!

surprise birthday pottery session in the heart of the uk

Under correct tuition, throwing a pot is a skill easily attainable in a short space of time. The sense of achievement produced by making your very own pot, for all its wobbles and imperfections, is undeniable.

five women holding wodden boards with ceramic creations they have made standing outside eastnor pottery next to the eastnor pottery sign

Doing anything with others often amplifies enjoyment of the activity. Although classes at Eastnor Pottery are small, individuals and couples’ bond over the experience of making – a creative community is established and the camaraderie between participants is tangible. On our Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel class , participants share a wheel between two, taking turns to make pots. Just as much technique can be learnt watching your potting partner as when you are sat at the wheel yourself. Shared experience – you can’t beat it!

The excitement and exhilaration of trying something for the first time makes for a memorable experience. You always remember the ‘first time’ and making something with your very own hands reinforces that memory…quite literally ‘making’ memories.

Above all, the potter’s wheel is great fun. What can be more hilarious than watching somebody grapple with a lump of wet, spinning mud!? The audible joy and laughter emanating from Eastnor Pottery on a Saturday afternoon is life affirming.

have a go on the potter's wheel is hilarious fun at eastnor pottery

If you would like to experience the benefits of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel then please take a look at our ever so popular Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Class or if you fancy a totally immersive experience, our weekend and one day Potter’s Wheel Courses  might be just the thing.

The Great Pottery Throwdown is currently broadcast every Sunday at 7.45pm on Channel 4. It’s also repeated on More 4 on a Friday evening at 7.45pm.

couple watch each other make a pot on the potter's wheel at eastnor pottery herefordshire

man and woman couple holding pots made on introduction pottery session outside potting shed

man and woman couple standing outside eastnor pottery next to sign holding pots and wearing eastnor pottery aprons

Our Introduction To The Potter’s Wheel Class is perfect for couples. You can book your 1.5 hr, shared potter’s wheel experience online right here on our Eastnor Pottery website.

daughter filming mother on her phone whilst throwing a pot on a potters wheel

mother and daughter across from man and woman couple standing outside pottery with pots thrown on introductory potters wheel course

man and woman couple holding pots thrown on pottery session inside the potting tent

 

man and woman couple holding pots made on introduction pottery session outside potting shed

pottery participants wearing hospital scrubs to the potters wheel introductioncouple standing in doorway of pottery holding pots made at eastnor

man and woman couple eating lunch on blue bench outside

 

round sticker containing text that reads 'I made a pot at Eastnor Pottery' scattered surrounding hand thrown pots

round stickers with the words 'I made a pot at Eastnor Pottery' with Eastnor Pottery logo, in a pile of the same designed stickers

Our Junior Content Producer Apprentice Katie has designed a fab new sticker.

How do you get your hands on one of these? Simple! Enroll on one of our incredibly popular Introduction To The Potter’s Wheel classes and you’ll be issued with one on completion of your experience.

Here’s what Katie said about the design:

“I thoroughly enjoyed designing these stickers. I wanted  to capture the beautiful Herefordshire countryside surrounding the Pottery in an eye catching design customers would be happy and proud to display. I printed the prototypes at home on my illustration commissions printer just to see what they looked like. Once I was happy with the design, I sent it off to the printers for an initial print run of 5000! – I’m so looking forward to seeing how customers respond – who doesn’t love a sticker!”

round sticker containing text that reads 'I made a pot at Eastnor Pottery' scattered surrounding hand thrown pots