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mother and daughter holding cardboard box smiling, in front of hedgerow

We love our returners!

Here’s Jean & Elizabeth unwrapping their gems from last time! 🤩🎉

This time they brought a few pals and stayed at The Cottage In The Wood “it was the best food we’ve ever had!” Praise indeed! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

two women pulling pots out of a cardboard box smiling

five women holding wodden boards with ceramic creations they have made standing outside eastnor pottery next to the eastnor pottery sign

five woman sat around jon williams doing a throwing demo on a potters wheel in side a marquee

 

 

lady holding on to wooden table laughing with pottery in the background

 

mother and daughter holding cardboard box smiling, in front of hedgerow

4 pots stacked on top of one another to form a sculpture taken from a birds eye view

Amazing work produced by a mother and daughter combo who attended our two day potter’s wheel course in May 2021.

Day one is spent making lots and lots and lots of pots on the wheel – you’ll be amazed at how productive you can be once you’ve got the hang of things! The pots are left to go leather hard overnight so they are primed and ready to work on the next day.

Day two is all about trimming, turning, assembling and adding colour! Phew! We love the splatter technique – used to great effect here by Elizabeth. Jean decided to combine all of her thrown pots into a magnificent structure – brilliant! Well done ladies

Our weekend and two day courses take place once or twice a month and cost £280 per person.

selection of pots and plates painted white and splattered with shades of green and blue4 pots stacked on top of one another to form a sculpture all with different textures4 pots stacked on top of one another to form a sculpture taken from a birds eye view

plate painted white with green and blue splatters

small pot painted white with plant inside

small jug painted white with green and blue splatters

pot with a lid painted white with green and blue splatters

textured pot painted white with green and blue splatters

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

pottery wheel students outside eastnor pottery in herefordshire showing off their excellent pots

pottery wheel students outside eastnor pottery in herefordshire showing off their excellent pots

Say hello to the FAB four!

Our first Potter’s Wheel Course outa lock down – Hurrah! :D

Online booking has been very VERY brisk for our day and weekend potter’s wheel courses, so much so, we’ve scheduled a few more dates:

Friday 28 May

Friday 18 June

Saturday 26 June

Friday 23 July

Friday 6 August

Places can be snapped up right now by shopping online. Please visit EastnorPottery.co.uk and select the orange BOOK AN EXPERIENCE OR COURSE button.

See you soon! xx

potters wheel course participants inside the potting tent at eastnor potteryfreshly made pots made on the potter's wheel by course participants at eastnor pottery herefordshire

cleaning the wheels and tidying up after day potter's wheel course

wet terracotta pots made by potter's wheel course participants at eastnor pottery

wet terracotta pots made by potter's wheel course participants at eastnor pottery

What with all the postponements and sporadic opening times of late, we’ve scheduled a load of new dates for our amazing and immersive Potter’s Wheel Courses.

Here’s the list so far and we’re pretty certain to be adding more in the coming months:

Potter’s Wheel One Day Course:
24 April

21 May

22 May

12 June

13 Aug

25 Aug

18 Sep

9 Oct

13 Nov

27 Nov

11 Dec

Potter’s Wheel Weekend Course:
6&7 May (Thurs/Fri)

8&9 May

17&18 July

25&26 Aug

25&27 Sept

23&24 Oct

Reduced capacity and the popularity of these events means places fill up quickly so don’t delay – book today! You can check availability and book online here. Just scroll down and select one of the two orange & white ‘BOOK A POTTER’S WHEEL COURSE’ buttons.

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