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We’ve just reached 2000 followers on Instagram. Hurrah!

To celebrate this mini-landmark, we organised a prize draw with a Clay Modelling experience for a family of four as the giveaway prize. (value £80)

To enter, participants had to ‘like’ the post promoting the giveaway, follow our @eastnorpottery account and finally tag a friend. Entrants could use one tag per comment but with no restriction on the number of comments – the more tags, the better chance of winning!

We had over 170 entries and congratulations to @minkylucy who was first out of the hat!

spring daffs at eastnor pottery

We love our Eastnor Pottery garden all year round, although, it looks particularly inspiring when the daffs are out.

Here’s a little video clip to lift the spirits! :)

wet terracotta pots made by potter's wheel course participants at eastnor pottery

wet terracotta pots made by potter's wheel course participants at eastnor pottery

What with all the postponements and sporadic opening times of late, we’ve scheduled a load of new dates for our amazing and immersive Potter’s Wheel Courses.

Here’s the list so far and we’re pretty certain to be adding more in the coming months:

Potter’s Wheel One Day Course:
24 April

21 May

22 May

12 June

13 Aug

25 Aug

18 Sep

9 Oct

13 Nov

27 Nov

11 Dec

Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course:
6&7 May (Thurs/Fri)

8&9 May

17&18 July

25&26 Aug

25&27 Sept

23&24 Oct

Reduced capacity and the popularity of these events means places fill up quickly so don’t delay – book today! You can check availability and book online here. Just scroll down and select one of the two orange & white ‘BOOK A POTTER’S WHEEL COURSE’ buttons.

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pottery hen party in the potting tent at eastnor pottery and the flying potter

Although it’s only early March, the gorgeous weather last weekend put us in mind of all the gorgeous pottery hen parties we’ve hosted here at Eastnor Pottery.

Fingers crossed we’ll be welcoming groups of gals back to the Pottery very soon and if you’ve been charged with organising a hen weekend, please take a look at our Pottery Hen Party page. Lots of creative fun and memories to be made.

Please use the contact form to check availability and book your event. Alternatively, email: admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk or there’s always someone to take your call Monday – Friday during Lockdown. Please telephone 01531 633886.

We look forward to hearing from you but in the meantime, here’s a few hen party team photos from yesteryear!

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pottery lesson at eastnor pottery

 

family of potters learning how to make pottery at eastnor pottery

As one might expect, the group size we entertain here at Eastnor Pottery has shrunk somewhat in 2020. Where as we regularly worked with between 12 – 20 people in one sitting, recent parties haven’t exceeded anymore than x6 participants.

We are chuffed to report despite the small participant numbers, the quality of what we offer remains consistently high.

Take Arjun and his family for example.

These guys spent a weekend in Herefordshire celebrating dad’s special birthday. They walked the Malvern Hills, ate out and finished up with our Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel.

 

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Arjun wrote a five star review – Thanks Arjun!:

“We booked Jon’s pottery experience to celebrate our father’s birthday. From the moment we arrived Sarah & Jon were both very accommodating and friendly. None of our group had any previous experience with pottery but with Jon’s guidance (and patience!) we all made some pots which we could be proud of! Overall, I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who is thinking of trying something different and wants to do a group activity during a weekend break.”

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