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lady smiling at the pots she created on weekend pottery course

mother and daughter attending weekend pottery course

Meet our exceptionally creative Mother and Daughter makers of the week – Jean and Elizabeth! The pair took part on a recent Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course and volunteered to be our Makers of the Week!

Why did you visit the pottery?

J: “Originally it was a birthday present – we have done a few classes together in the past, one making Christmas wreaths! We wanted to do something together and more than anything, make a memory.”

What do you do when you’re not potting?

E: “The family business! Mum set up her interior design business 38 years ago, and now I’ve taken up the reins. Mum still takes an active role but in more of a semi-retired capacity.”

Jean, a self taught sewer started out with a single singer sewing machine! (Easy for us to say!) She describes herself as ‘soft furnishing assembler’ and built the business solely on reputation and word of mouth. Elizabeth took over 6 years ago, and quickly made a name for herself working with architects and businesses to create fantastic interiors.

What’s the best bit about your pottery experience?

J: “Unlike past experiences we’ve taken part in, this offers us the chance to take something home that reminds us of our lovely time here at the studio.  After day one we left with big smiles on our faces – we thought and talked about our pots all night and were very excited to come back for day two. We have created a memory and something we’ll never forget…..the pots are a bonus!”

Thank you Jean and Elizabeth! :) we loved having you around the Pottery and your ‘memories’ will be posted to you as soon as they’re out of the kiln

lady participating in pottery weekend course placing her pots in display
pottery piece created on weekend pottery course

lady smiling at the pots she created on weekend pottery coursepots painting with splatting technique at weekend pottery course

surprise birthday pottery session in the heart of the uk

surprise birthday pottery session in the heart of the uk

Abi did pottery for her 26th – a whole day of it!!

Lovingly purchased as a treat by her partner Ross. They both threw lots of pots and kept a mug & egg cup each as fired souvenirs of their day in Eastnor.

If you fancied a whole day learning how to make pottery on the potter’s wheel in beautiful rural surroundings, then please take a look at our scheduled course dates. Also, if there are two or more participants, we’d be delighted to offer you a session in the week. Please drop us an email if this is something you would like to pursue.

Abi & Ross took some fab photos of each other in action.

Thanks for sharing you two! :)

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eastnor pottery course participant fired and glazed pot inspired by vincent van gogh

We believe everybody can learn how to make a pot on the potter’s wheel in one or two goes – honest! Once you understand the principle and the forces at work, it’s then just a case of practice practice practice!

Which is why we offer veterans of our one day and two day Potter’s Wheel Courses the opportunity to sign up for future courses at half price!

We have a growing number of potter’s wheel enthusiasts who regularly attend and in doing so have become very competent makers.

We ran a Weekend event in September filled exclusively with returning potter’s – just look at the amazing fired and glazed results!

fired and glazed thrown pottery made by participants on a weekend potter's wheel course at eastnor pottery

 

Family make ceramic Daffodils at Eastnor Pottery in memory of beloved family member

Family make ceramic Daffodils at Eastnor Pottery in memory of beloved family memberWe’re closed Friday 19 – Monday 22 April. Back to it on Tuesday 23rd and have sessions starting at 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm amd 3pm. Booking essential and you can reserve your session by calling 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

We’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our lovely customers a Happy Easter and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Pottery soon.

rejected pots left over from potter's wheel workshopsIt’s always an extremely productive day for participants on our one day potter’s wheel workshops. Everybody makes loads and loads of work.

At the day comes to a close, we encourage participants to choose their favourite pieces to be fired and glazed.

The rejected ones are plucked from their boards and piled high in a collaborative tower before being wedged into a soft lump ready to be made into pots again and again and again! :)

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