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Hey hey hey – its time for FREE clay!

Participants from Hey Clay 2017 at Eastnor PotteryFREE wheeling III 23 – 25 March 2018

Once again we are ‘throwing’ ;) caution to the wind and taking part in the immensely popular, terribly creative and extremely good fun HEY CLAY event.

We are inviting individuals and families to make a pot on the potter’s wheel for FREE.

Participants get to take their creations away on the day to dry and paint at home or, they can be left with us to be fired and glazed at just £10. An additional £5 per pot will entitle the maker to paint their pot in ceramic colour right there and then.

15 min time slots available all day. Pre-booking essential. Tel 01531 633886 or admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

We also have oodles of FREE parking on site.

HEY CLAY! is a national celebration of clay which gives everyone the chance to unleash their inner potter at venues across the UK through free workshops and taster sessions.

The event is organised by The Crafts Council and takes place 23rd – 25th March as part of the BBC’s GET CREATIVE FESTIVAL

Here are a few pics from last year’s Hey Clay:








Creative hen party

Hen party group make pottery jugs and gobletsWe hosted our first ever pottery hen party over 20 years ago having been approached by a brides maid looking for a creative hen party activity for an arty hen.

We were (and still are) always up for a challenge and said ‘yes’ without too much hesitation. It just sounded like such an interesting, novel and fun preposition.

Little did we anticipate at the time, hen parties would become such a huge (and hugely enjoyable!) part of our workshop offer.

Here are a few photos from Claire’s particularly lovely pottery hen party experience we facilitated Autumn 2017. The girls made and painted coil pot goblets which looked stunning once they had been fired and glazed.

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A right proper Capper family celebration!

Jon the Potter helps a young pottery participant to make a pot on the potter's wheelWe just love hosting big family groups, no more so than when the lovely Capper family visited the Pottery in January.

Participants of all ages made pots on x7 potter’s wheels we’d prepped especially to celebrate Grandad Ron’s 65th Birthday.

We call this option our Deluxe potter’s wheel experience where participants spend 3 hrs taking turns on multiple wheels. We then fire and glaze the group’s creations ready to be collected from the Pottery approx one month later.

Large family make pots on the potter's wheelFabulous inter-generational fun!


Hens with a tale to tell.

Hen makes clay bee at pottery hen partA lot of our lovely hen party groups opt for our 3hr ‘Deluxe’ potter’s wheel experience. As part of the package, the group make a collaborative artwork as a permanent memento for the bride to be of her celebrations at Eastnor Pottery.

The artwork is usually themed and we encourage participants to clay-model an anecdote about the hen, to be added to a large clay form. The addition can relate to any part of the hen’s life and can illustrate almost any story or personal attribute.

We love the stories that emerge as we construct the ‘story pot’ and the activity works wonderfully as an ice breaker, particularly if the girls are not previously acquainted.

Chief hen Philippa (pictured above) made a fantastic clay bee to symbolise her fascination, as a child in catching bumble bees in her bare hands!!! Once Philippa’s hens had completed the collaborative masterpiece, they all took turns on the x5 potter’s wheels we’d prepped for their enjoyment.

Everybody had a fab time and the experience is documented in photographs right here.


Valentines potters wheel event at Eastnor Pottery

valentines event for couples at eastnor potteryWine & Wheel! Wed 14th February 8.00 – 9.30 pm

We are hosting a fun fuelled evening of potter’s wheel fun for couples wishing to get dirty on the most romantic day of the year!

Partners will be assigned a wheel, taking turns to make love pots and funny shapes. The ‘best’ ones will be fired, glazed and ready for collection from the Pottery a month later – a permanent reminder of a truly memorable Valentines.

We have one of our customers to thank for the idea. She’s a mum with young children and a regular at our Children’s workshops and Family drop-ins. She mentioned that her husband would love to do some pottery but because of work commitments can’t visit in the day. Evenings would be easier for him to fit around. She even came up with the title…Wine & Wheel…..Brilliant!! So here it is – the perfect Valentines activity for couples looking for a unique and creative alternative to the romantic meal for two”

Although complementary tea and coffee will be available, participants are encouraged to bring their own alcoholic drinks.

The cost is £50 per couple and the workshop runs from 8pm ‘til 9.30pm. Places are limited to 8 couples and are expected to fill up quick. To book your Patrick & Demi Experience, call 01531 633886 or email:  admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk

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