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potters wheel course participants at eastnor pottery herefordshiredisplay their wares

potters wheel course participants at eastnor pottery herefordshiredisplay their wares

We adore what we do and are extremely proud of our offering here at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter. But what we really really appreciate is the love and positivity reciprocated in the brilliant 5 Star reviews left by customers – warms the cockles!!

“We had so much fun making pottery with Jon and Sarah – their communication before and during our session was outstanding, the equipment was spotless and efficient, we really couldn’t recommend this enough!” BETH

“Sarah was a brilliant teacher and I would definitely recommend this experience. Really impressed with how well social distancing was catered for also!” HANNAH

“My partner and I had a fantastic morning with Sarah and Jon! The 1.5hr session on the potting wheel was brilliant, we both had a great time and learnt so much! Jon and Sarah were so friendly and welcoming. We’d love to return for the day-long session! Great value, well worth booking!” VICTORIA

“Thank you for a wonderful honeymoon experience. Very relaxing and exciting to create something (albeit wonky!) something I would love to do again” EMMA

“Four of us went together with essentially zero experience of throwing pots. However, we were extremely excited to go and had high expectations. From the start, the experience far exceeded what any of us expected. The pottery studio itself was lovely and easy to find. There were great examples of the work Jon and Sarah had completed previously on the shelves as well as examples of what we could make during our time. Jon was friendly and extremely helpful throughout and took the time to get to know us and find out our competencies and expectations. He was patient throughout and tailored his advice to how well we were managing to cope. He remained friendly throughout with a good sense of humour. The pottery experience itself was technically great. We all noticed big improvements even in the time we had there. Afterwards we all were sure we’d want to do more throwing in the future. It’s a shame we don’t live nearby or we’d be going back for regular classes with Jon. Despite only having gone 4 weeks ago the pots are already in the post to us and we can’t wait to see how they’ve turned out. All in all, a perfect airBnB experience and excellent value for money.” AARON

potter's wheel course participant making pottery on the potter's wheel

 

 

 

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We’d just like to say a whopper THANK YOU to all our beautiful customers who visited us in this unprecedented and crazy year. Without a doubt, it’s been complicated and challenging doing anything in 2020, so you all deserve a medal, you really do!

From our socially distanced perspective, we’ve enjoyed working with each and everyone of you.  Even though we cant see those fabulous smiles behind the face coverings, we’ve felt the love and positive vibes.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Eastnor Pottery in 2021 and are forever grateful for your patronage and support. In the meantime, you can book your New Year pottery experience online or purchase gift vouchers anytime, day and night from our website.

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young pottery enthusiast and his shiny new potter's wheel

James (above) has attended our Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel class on a several occasions. Prior to Lockdown #2, James, along with his Mum and Aunty, took the ‘next step’ and indulged in one of our full day Potter’s Wheel Courses.

Fair to say, James has been bitten by the bug and his dedication to the cause in one so young is totally inspiring. We asked James a few questions:

How long have you been working with clay?

When I knew that we were having time off school due to COVID in March, my Aunty Sue suggested I take up a new hobby. I had already been to Eastnor Pottery a couple of times and after watching the Great Pottery Throw Down, I was inspired to buy a Potter’s Wheel. I researched on the internet and found one which suited me and it arrived within a week. Since then, I have converted Mum’s outside shed into my ‘Potter’s Shed’ and whilst in lockdown, I was in there every day. Now I am back at school, my time in the shed is limited to the weekends when Sue often comes on a Sunday morning for a session.

What inspires you to make things?

The Great Pottery Throw Down was a big influence for my creations. Sue also bought a book for my birthday called “Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook” which has many helpful tips and ideas. I also get inspired by the outside world, such as when we went to Borth for a day trip in the Summer, I saw a mosaic painting on the sea defense wall and I came home and had a go at making a mosaic using air dry clay.

What’s the best piece of artwork you have ever made? (doesn’t have to be clay)

I have tried many different crafts including knitting, rug making and sewing but very proud of making three miniature pots which I am working on at the moment. These include a cream jug, a flared pot and a mustard pot with a spoon.

home potter james potter's wheel

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pottery class participants socially distanced at eastnor pottery in herefordshireWe are fortunate to be blessed with ample space, both inside and out here at Eastnor Pottery. Since our reopening on the 4th July 2020, hundreds of aspiring potters have enjoyed throwing pots in the Garden, Potting Tent Marquee and inside the main Studio. However, the times are a changing!

As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops we’ll be orchestrating our amazing pottery experiences inside the Pottery.

Social distancing will prevail and inevitably, we’ll be reducing our capacity to make everybody feel as safe and as comfortable as we possibly can.

Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel classes will still take place Thursday – Saturday but numbers will be limited to x5 participants, which is approx. 1/2 the number of lovely peeps we’ve had the pleasure to work with over the past three months.

Our Weekend and Day Potter’s Wheel Courses will also be limited to x5 participants for the time being.

As always, we thank you for your patience and understanding and trust as many of you as possible will be able to book a slot or session as near to your preferred date.

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