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sarah monk ceramics including egg cups lemon squeezers and soap dishes

sarah monk ceramics including egg cups lemon squeezers and soap dishes

Sarah is super thrilled to be taking part in the Digital Craft Festival 26th  – 28th March 2021.

The online international event aims to promote the very best contemporary makers through an exciting program of talks demos and films. Visitors will also have the opportunity to buy direct from 150 selected artists working in all kinds of materials.

This is the first time she’s taken part:

“I’ve enjoyed this event lots in the past….. it’s so lovely! A fun filled weekend of craft demonstrations, interviews and workshops on InstagramFacebook and zoom.  The Digital Craft Festival is an opportunity I would ordinarily have to pass on, what with the 3.5k class participants that pass through the doors each year at Eastnor Pottery. As the Studio is currently closed to visitors I have had more time to focus on my own work. I’m launching lots of new designs in my shop especially for the event!”

As well as selling from her online shop, Sarah will be running a ‘make along’ zoom class.

“I will show you step by step how to make your own clay bug house and you can make along with me! No previous pottery experience is required. The pottery techniques I will be sharing with you are slab building and sgraffito decoration. Once you have made your wonderful clay house, leave it to air-dry at home.”

If you’d like to take part in the class you’ll need to purchase a ticket from her website.

 

Pottery monsters made after watching eastnor pottery tutorial

February half term would normally see us packed to the rafters with families and young people, enjoying an hour or two of pottery making. This year, and you don’t need reminding why, it was not to be.

In an attempt to engage our lovely audience we took to Facebook and broadcast x3 and totally FREE pottery tutorials for families to try at home.

What a fantastic response!

Thank you to everybody who took the time to share their fantastic clay models with us. We salute you.

Don’t worry if you weren’t able to ‘make along’ live, we’ve published the videos on our Facebook page so you can follow them at your leisure :)

Here are the links:

Monster Monday

Potter’s Wheel Wednesday

Fish on Friday  

 

pottery fish made after watching eastnor pottery livestream on facebook pottery bee made whilst watching eastnor pottery free tutorial video

guardian newspaper article about things to do in half term and featuring eastnor pottery
guardian newspaper article about things to do in half term and featuring eastnor pottery
Did anyone spot us in The Guardian at the weekend?
Herefordshire is such a beautiful place to live & visit and we have some dynamic tourism organisations flying the flag for our area!
Thank you @visit_herefordshire for this one!
Big up @eatsleepliveherefordshire @deanwye @visitthemalverns for all the Sterling work you do on behalf of all the tourism and leisure businesses in and around Herefordshire.
eastnor pottery featured in the guardian newspaper about 10 things to do with the kids at half term
family pose with their freshly thrown pots outside eastnor pottery

couple take a mini-moon honeymoon to make pottery at eastnor potteryreaching for the water on the potter's wheelintroduction to the potter's wheel participants at eastnor pottery

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.

emma collects tea pots so she made one on a pottery course at eastnor pottery in october 2020potter's wheel demonstration at eastnor potterypotters wheel weekend course at eastnor pottery

 

 

hand made egg cups and espresso mugs by eastnor potter sarah monkWith all the fabulous and inspiring courses and classes that take place at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter, one might be forgiven for thinking this is the sole business activity. Far from it!

Artist founders Sarah Monk and Jon Williams  are makers in their own right and exhibit their unique ceramic designs in exhibitions and galleries all over the country.

Over the past 12 months Sarah has been developing her online shop which is brimming with examples of her small batch and one off creations. So, if you are searching for that one off, unique hand made Christmas gift, you know where to look!

Oh, and for those that prefer to experience pottery ‘in the flesh’ many of Sarah’s and Jon’s pots can be perused and purchased from the studio shop at the Pottery on the Eastnor Castle Estate. The Pottery shop is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm by appointment only. Please email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk or call 01531 633886 to book a time slot.

hand made bathroom ceramics by herefordshire potter sarah monk