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Wine & Wheel for Valentines

recently married couple get messy with clay on a potter's wheel workshop at eastnor pottery in West MidlandsValentines potter’s wheel event for creative couples. Wed 14th Feb 2018. 8pm – 9.30pm

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 ;)

Sweethearts will be assigned a wheel between two, 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. A mum with young children and a regular at our family events mentioned her husband would love to do some pottery but because of work commitments can’t visit us in the day. Can we do something in the evening? She even came up with the title…Wine & Wheel…..Brilliant!!

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

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

Learn a new skill in 2018

first time potters try their hand at the potter's wheel at Eastnor Pottery in HerefordshireHere we are then, our list of day and weekend potters wheel workshops for 2018.

6 & 7 Jan

Sat 13 Jan 

Fri 26 Jan

Sat 27 Jan

Sat 3 Feb

Sat 10 Feb

3 & 4 Mar

Sat 10 March

Sat 21 April

19 & 20 May

Sat 2 June

Fri 8 June

14 & 15 July

11 & 12 Aug

Sat 8 Sept

6 & 7 Oct

Sat 10 Nov

1 & 2 Dec

Other dates are available for groups of x2 or more participants.

If you’ve never experienced working with clay on the potter’s wheel, you’ll be amazed at the positive effects on mind body and soul. Don’t just take our word for it, check out what the hundreds of lovely people have said about our fabulous experiences on Trip Advisor:

“My lovely friend and I recently spent a really enjoyable day here, so enjoyable in fact that as soon as I got home I searched online for second hand potters wheels! Jon is a genuinely nice guy, and an interesting and inspirational teacher. If you want to try something new or maybe regenerate a forgotten hobby, meet lovely people, have a great lunch, and come away with a sense of achievement … then do this!” 

“After always wanting to try my luck on the potters wheel I put this voucher/experience on my wish list for a special birthday. A friend and I spent a great day here organised by some very talented and passionate artists who were also patient and lovely people eager to help beginners like myself succeed. 
There are the added advantages of the beautiful surroundings and a tasty lunch too. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending and will definitely be returning. Thanks very much for a super day.”

“I was given a day’s experience making pottery for my birthday. I had absolutely no idea what to expect, I’m not an artist or much of a ‘maker’ though I can just about put up some shelves! I had the most brilliant day. Watching Jon show us the skills was hypnotic and almost magical, though I was sure I wouldn’t manage anything like that. Despite my pile of failed clay growing steadily (all resuable, thankfully), I was determined to crack the skills. And I wasn’t disappointed! With perseverance, patient and kind tutoring, and plenty of practice, I managed a reasonable collection of half decent pots (even if many weren’t quite what I intended, they still looked great!). Everyone in the small group made things they were proud of, and I ended up paying to have a couple of extras fired (just £6 per ‘lump’ with 3 lumps included in the price). Jon is good humoured, encouraging, loves what he does and is hugely talented. He praises your failures as much as your successes, which spurs you on. I left feeling great, though slightly achey from being hunched over my wheel and from the sheer mental effort of picking up a delicate and challenging skill. Highly recommended and feel I may be back at a later date to see if I can manage a plate” 

Tel: 01531 633886 email: admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk to book your day or weekend of potter’s wheel inspired play with clay.


NFU coat of arms

Pottery coat of arms made by NFU West Midlands at Eastnor Pottery Herefordshire

The West Midlands contingent of The National Farmers Union visited the Pottery in October for a spot of team building and creative play. The group spent an hour or so meeting in the Potting Tent (a unique conferencing suite if ever there was one!) before joining us in the  studio for the main pottery event.

The group made a ceramic crest, a clay coat of arms depicting agricultural aspects of the five counties. There were two representatives from Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Staffordshire, each sub-team charged with a separate section of the crest. There was also ample time for everybody to throw a few pots on five potter’s wheels we’d primed for the occasion.

New skills discovered and everybody feeling relaxed and refreshed, the team headed back to their Telford HQ.

Last week we headed into Shropshire to deliver their ceramic masterpiece to be hung in their office – a permanent reminder of what can be achieved through teamwork.

Christmas opening times

eastnor pottery sign in the snow December 2017If you are looking to make a little pottery over the Christmas holidays or need to bring the family together for a bit of creative fun, our opening hours are as follows:

Tuesday 19th Dec OPEN 10am – 4pm

Wednesday 20th Dec OPEN 10am – 4pm

Thursday 21st Dec OPEN 10am – 4pm

Friday 22nd Dec OPEN 10am – 4pm

Saturday 23rd Dec OPEN 10am – 4pm

Sunday 24th Dec CLOSED

Monday 25th Dec CLOSED

Tuesday 26th Dec CLOSED

Wednesday 27th Dec OPEN 10am – 4pm

Thursday 28th Dec OPEN 10am – 4pm

Friday 29th Dec OPEN 10am – 4pm

Saturday 30th Dec OPEN 10am – 4pm

Sunday 31st Dec – Friday 5th January CLOSED

Saturday 6th Jan OPEN 10am – 4pm

As always, please telephone or email to check availability before you travel.

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