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pottery course participant at eastnor pottery cupping a spinning clay pot

pottery course participant at eastnor pottery cupping a spinning clay pot

We’re nearly half way through January already! Traditionally this is the time of year our Weekend and One day Potter’s Wheel Courses are full to burst with excited New Year newcomers, eager to learn how to make pottery on the potter’s wheel.

Although we are not able to open at the moment, we are tentatively advertising the 27 & 28 February as our first Weekend Potter’s Wheel Course of 2021. We’re about half full and would love to fill the remaining places. If you fancy spending a day or weekend relaxing and throwing pots then you can book online.

We, and we’re sure you are too, are not under any illusion the event may need to be postponed. Please rest assured if you book, we’ll honour your commitment and reschedule your experience for as long as it takes to visit us.

No doubt, we’ll be adding extra dates later in the year to accommodate, not only the postponed January participants, but also the lucky recipients of Christmas gift vouchers.

In the meantime, here are the scheduled dates for 2021 Potter’s Wheel season at Eastnor Pottery!

Day Potter’s Wheel Course 2021 @£150

13 March

24 April

22 May

12 June

13 August

25 August

18 September

9 October

13 November

27 November

11 December

Weekend Potter’s Wheel Course 2021 @£280

27 & 28 February

20 & 21 March

8 & 9 May

25 & 26 September

23 & 24 October

In addition, and if there are two or more participants, we can look at other dates in the week.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Pottery soon.

pottery making day course at eastnor pottery herefordshire

 

co director jon williams shutting up shop temporarily for covid 19 lockdown january 2021

co director jon williams shutting up shop temporarily for covid 19 lockdown january 2021

But please don’t fret! As soon as we are able to commence our fantastic pottery experiences and potter’s wheel courses, we’ll let you know right here on the Eastnor Pottery website.

All courses and experiences for January and the majority of February 2021 have been postponed.

All our own gift vouchers and those purchased from our lovely partners will be extended.

If you have booked a session or purchased a voucher we will honour your commitment to us.  It doesn’t matter how long it takes, your pottery experience will be here ready and waiting for you.

For those of you who managed to visit us before Christmas, we are still processing your brilliant pottery. It may take a little longer than usual, but as soon as your creations have emerged from the kiln we’ll drop you an email to let you know they are ready for collection. If you have purchased Post and Packaging, we’ll let you know when your masterpieces have been dispatched.

We look forward to welcoming you back. In the meantime, stay safe and well.

Much love

Jon and Sarah xx

potters wheel course participants at eastnor pottery herefordshiredisplay their wares

potters wheel course participants at eastnor pottery herefordshiredisplay their wares

We adore what we do and are extremely proud of our offering here at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter. But what we really really appreciate is the love and positivity reciprocated in the brilliant 5 Star reviews left by customers – warms the cockles!!

“We had so much fun making pottery with Jon and Sarah – their communication before and during our session was outstanding, the equipment was spotless and efficient, we really couldn’t recommend this enough!” BETH

“Sarah was a brilliant teacher and I would definitely recommend this experience. Really impressed with how well social distancing was catered for also!” HANNAH

“My partner and I had a fantastic morning with Sarah and Jon! The 1.5hr session on the potting wheel was brilliant, we both had a great time and learnt so much! Jon and Sarah were so friendly and welcoming. We’d love to return for the day-long session! Great value, well worth booking!” VICTORIA

“Thank you for a wonderful honeymoon experience. Very relaxing and exciting to create something (albeit wonky!) something I would love to do again” EMMA

“Four of us went together with essentially zero experience of throwing pots. However, we were extremely excited to go and had high expectations. From the start, the experience far exceeded what any of us expected. The pottery studio itself was lovely and easy to find. There were great examples of the work Jon and Sarah had completed previously on the shelves as well as examples of what we could make during our time. Jon was friendly and extremely helpful throughout and took the time to get to know us and find out our competencies and expectations. He was patient throughout and tailored his advice to how well we were managing to cope. He remained friendly throughout with a good sense of humour. The pottery experience itself was technically great. We all noticed big improvements even in the time we had there. Afterwards we all were sure we’d want to do more throwing in the future. It’s a shame we don’t live nearby or we’d be going back for regular classes with Jon. Despite only having gone 4 weeks ago the pots are already in the post to us and we can’t wait to see how they’ve turned out. All in all, a perfect airBnB experience and excellent value for money.” AARON

potter's wheel course participant making pottery on the potter's wheel

 

 

 

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.

 

pottery workshop participant centering the clay at eastnor potteryjon the potters handspottery workshop participant centering the clay at eastnor potterypottery workshop participant centering the clay at eastnor pottery

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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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