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A day at the wheel.

Very fond of the class of 22nd September 2018 :)

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Seven nicer individuals you’d be hard pressed to meet, spent the day learning how to make pottery on the potter’s wheel. It was a productive day with everybody filling their boards with fantastic shapes and forms, in fact we’ve never seen the pile of disregarded ‘learning’ pots look so small.

At the close, we ask participants to select their two or three favorite pieces to be fired, glazed and posted out in a months time. A difficult task at the best of times but made even harder by the sheer volume of super shapes. Most people couldn’t bare to part with their creations and payed the extra to have them finished in the kiln.

If you fancy spending a day behind the wheel please take a look at our web page dedicated to our one day and weekend courses. £130 for the day and £240 for the weekend.

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Clay for couples

recently married couple get messy with clay on a potter's wheel workshop at eastnor pottery in West Midlands

The end of the school summer holidays heralds a new group of visitors to the Shire! 

Couples and groups of adults descend on the county to enjoy the beautiful Autumnal scenery, the bustling market towns and idyllic villages.

Most of them book an activity of some description to punctuate their visit, and, it appears pottery is high on their list of adventures!

If you are planning a rural, creative break in Herefordshire then please check out our dedicated website page for couples and small groups.

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Another satisfied customer!

freshly hand thrown pot made on the potter's wheelNot ones to blow our own trumpet ;) but….. we just had to share this lovely, positive feedback from one of our workshop participants posted on TripAdvisor:

“Having exhausted all options in and around the Cotswolds for family activities, we looked a little further afield and as I had tried, and failed to use a potters wheel at school, I knew my children (ages 15 & 9) would have fun making a mess – if not an actual pot!

Jon and the team were ready and waiting after booking only a few hours before and we arrived after a very pleasant 50 minute drive from Stow on the Wold.

We chose to go with the make, paint and bake option which enables you to throw a pot, glaze it and have it fired in a kiln for collection later as it takes some time to dry, before it can be fired. We chose to make medium sized pots.

We had an absolute blast! Aimee our instructor was knowledgeable, helpful and patient and we each took a turn to start, restart :) and complete a pot at the wheel. This also meant we were able to learn from each other’s mistakes and successes. We had around 45 minutes each at the wheel but there was no rush at all which was really nice.

Complimentary refreshments were provided and once we had our finished pieces, they were dried for a while before we started painting on the glaze(s).

We were all quite proud of our creations by the time we had finished – about 3 hours after we arrived. Having done just about everything we can find to do in the Cotswolds, Eastnor Pottery was, without doubt, one of the most enjoyable activities we have done. I particularly like the fact that anyone from 3 to 103 can enjoy it together, as it requires no real physical ability, just a bit of patience and enthusiasm, and in my case also a sense of humour.

I really cannot wait to go back and have another go and my children and mother feel the same – fantastic fun come rain or shine and you leave with a genuine sense of achievement, having learned something new in a creative environment.

My only tip is to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little mucky, although we came away actually quite clean. Very highly recommended – we are definitely going back next time we visit the Cotswolds.”

Birthday spin

Creative activity for birthday celebrationSarah and her family celebrated her birthday in potter’s wheel style!

The group took advantage of our fabulous 1.5hr shared potter’s wheel experience and made some super pots and shapes. We’ll fire and glaze their pottery creations, ready for collection from the studio in a few weeks time. The pots will serve as a permanent and unique reminder of her special day.

Happy Birthday Sarah!

 

Tried & Tested

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When Alex & Scott spent a couple of days with us in July, they made pottery on the potter’s wheel with their young family in mind. Here are the children road testing their creations and proving they are very much fit for purpose!

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