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the spring garden at eastnor pottery herefordshire

the spring garden at eastnor pottery herefordshire

Fingers crossed, we look forward to welcoming you lovely lot back to the Pottery in April 2021.

Initially, sessions will take place in our wonderful Potting Tent Marquee on the Pottery lawn with small, socially distanced classes and all the COVID-19 precautions you’d expect.

You can book online, right here on www.eastnorpottery.co.uk :) Just click on one of the orange buttons.

the airy interior of the potting tent marquee at eastnor pottery herefordshire

superb pottery skills at eastnor pottery

On our Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Class you get to make two pots each. We then ask you to select your fave for firing.

Sometimes it’s an easy choice! ;) other times participants are faced with a difficult decision!

This adult family of four did really well, their pottery prowess reflected in the quality of their final selection. Well done everybody!

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group of work colleagues do a pottery team building activity at eastnor pottery herefordshire

We’ve facilitated some pretty epic team building events in the past, often working with hundreds of participants in a day in venues all over the country. Check out our Flying Potter activities.

Things are a little different in the pandemic and when we can welcome businesses and organisations to the Pottery, the groups may be small, but the quality is HUGE!!!

Smaller participant numbers make for an intimate and meaningful experience with participants reporting comradery and improved communication when they return to the workplace.

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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giraffe jumper

Once a week we are visited by a group of adults with learning disabilities to work with clay and enjoy the creative and unique atmosphere of our artists studio.

We absolutely love these sessions and enjoy the challenge of inventing new, exciting and appropriate projects for them to participate in.

Rob has had a life long fascination with giraffes and so we set him and his support worker the task of making a giraffe tile panel.

Here’s a pictorial record of Rob’s making process.

step by step guide to make giraffe tiles