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hand painted goldfinch on a potter's wheel thrown pot on a pottery course

hand painted goldfinch on a potter's wheel thrown pot on a pottery course

On day two of our Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course, you get to paint your pots made on day one.

We love the variety of decorative technique employed by the participants. Some people splash the colour on whilst others take a little more time with their painting. Top work Giles!

weekend pottery course participant paints a detailed goldfinch on his hand thrown pot at eastnor pottery herefordshire

cake stand plate made on a potters wheel weekend course at eastnor pottery

hand made and painted cake stand

Imagine serving up your mince pies on this beauty!

Elizabeth and her mum attended one of our Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course earlier this year. She loved it so much she booked another weekend and brought her friends. This wonderful cake stand was made on her second visit.

cake stand plate made on a potters wheel weekend course at eastnor pottery

Experience the potter's wheel vouchers

VoucherBlimey, our Christmas voucher sales have gone through the roof!

Due to the unprecedented demand and interest in our Potter’s Wheel Courses, we’ve added yet even more course dates for 2022.

They all fall on a Friday and will make the most perfect and creative start to anybody’s weekend here in Herefordshire:

Friday 21 Jan 2022

Friday 1 April 2022

Friday 13 May 2022

Don’t delay book online now…or if you don’t want to commit to a date right now, why don’t you purchase a 12 month gift voucher? Have we mentioned they make excellent Christmas gifts too!!

make a pottery christmas tree at eastnor pottery for christmas 2019

white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

It’s mostly adults who enjoy our Weekend Potter’s Wheel Courses here at Eastnor Pottery but every once in a while we’ll entertain a teenager or young person. We love the dynamism and creative flair the junior potters bring to the table.

GCSE art student Ellie was no exception.

Ellie was gifted one of our weekend courses as a Christmas present last year and attended a fully booked event in the Spring 2021. On day two, you can  assemble the pots from the previous day into a single work of ceramic art. Ellie was keen to make a Dragon Tea Pot and threw all the components (spout, lid etc) on Saturday. On Sunday all the bits and pieces were leather hard and perfect for scratch and slipping together. We think she made an amazing job of her mission – Well done Ellie!
white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon

white hand thrown tea pot with black spotted spout, surrounded by hand modeled red dragon taken from a birds eye view

a ball of freshly thrown pots assembled into a sculpture

a ball of freshly thrown pots assembled into a sculpture

You get to make tonnes and tonnes of pots on our one day potter’s wheel course – way too many to fire and glaze.

At the end of the session we ask participants to choose their favourite 2-3 pots for the kiln, the rest get ‘recycled’.

Occasionally, participants are drawn to the pile of soft, rejected pots and a certain amount of re-modelling goes on! Jeff couldn’t resist the draw of the slops pile and the creative possibilities of re-working it. The result reminds me of something though…cant quite put my finger on it!?

 

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