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As well as reveling in the excellent tuition and creativity here at Eastnor Pottery, a lot of our guests are totally smitten with the surrounding Herefordshire countryside. Just look at the view from the Pottery steps earlier this year. 😊

pile of rejected pots at the end of a potter's wheel workshop at eastnor pottery

pile of rejected pots at the end of a potter's wheel workshop at eastnor pottery

Did you know that clay is infinitely recyclable? It’s been on the earth some 66 million years drying out and re-hydrating unchanged in nature. It’s only when it’s fired in the kiln it makes an irreversible change. Pottery or ceramic is probably one of the most permanent and durable materials known to man. Once they are out the kiln, they are out there forever!

It’s one of the reasons we ask our one day and weekend potter’s wheel course participants to be selective of their freshly made booty. At the end of the workshop, participants get to choose up to three creations to be fired and glazed. Surplus pots are ceremonially plucked from their resting places for recycling.

Must say it’s not very often we get such a neat pile of rejected pots! #neatlyfolded

arty hens do pottery at eastnor pottery in the foot of the malvern hills on the glorious eastnor castle estate

bride to be making a pottery owl at her pottery hen party at eastnor pottery in herefordshire

Hen party season is definitely upon us with groups of happy hens beating a path to our door. Saturday was particularly busy with no less than four separate groups of gals getting creative with the squidgy stuff.

Some of the groups made pots on the potter’s wheel whilst others made and painted clay sculpture – most of it pretty tasteful!!

If you’re a celebrating hen looking for a #henpartywithadifference then why not book your weekend in gloriously idyllic Herefordshire. We have a selection of projects/prices and a beautiful Potting Tent marquee decked out in fresh flowers, bunting and fairy lights. Why not take a gander at our expanding list of accommodation providers here on our website some of them specialising in large groups and hen parties.

arty crafty hen party get creative with clay at eastnor potteryhen party group make tasteful clay sculptures at eastnor pottery in herefordshirearty hens do pottery at eastnor pottery in the foot of the malvern hills on the glorious eastnor castle estatecreative hen party group make amazingly colourful ceramics on eastnor castle estate in herefordshire

bride to be makes a pot on the potters wheel at  pottery hen partyWhen Rowy and her band of merry hens rolled up in their party van, the bride to be had absolutely no idea what they’d be doing. Such was the veil of secrecy surrounding the day’s activities, the response from Rowy was genuine and approving.  After the squeals of delight had abated, she turned to us beaming and commented “My friends know me so well!”

The girls made some very creative coil pot creations as well as each taking a spin on the potter’s wheel.

If you are an arty-hen would like to get creative with clay as part of your hen party celebration then please take a look at our page dedicated to pottery hen parties. We have projects to suit all pockets with our legendary customer service as standard. Please take a look at our glowing customer reviews on TripAdvisor if you are in any doubt!

cool shades at pottery hen party at eastnor pottery

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Terracotta pheasant made at Eastnor Pottery covered in snowI think you’d all agree this Winter has been a long, cold and drawn-out  affair. Not only have we been frustrated by frozen clay (it really does!) but, the three bouts of heavy snow fell at weekends, blitzing x3 fully booked potter’s wheel workshops. That’s quite a lot of participants that need rescheduling so we’ve added a few extra workshop dates to accommodate the snow refugees…which means even more opportunities to take a day or weekend spin on the potter’s wheel – C’mon you know you want to!