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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.

 

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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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three wheel thrown pots stuck together to make a daffodil vase

two day pottery course participants at eastnor pottery malvern hills

Did you know that if there are two or more of you, you can book your own day or two day Potter’s Wheel Course ?

Emma and Matthew did just that and it turns out they are both exceptional makers!

Here’s a pictorial view of their two day creative journey:

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Potter's wheel participant painting their clay pot with coloured slips and under glazes at Eastnor Pottery

We tend to keep things simple here at Eastnor Pottery. We encourage our guests to paint their freshly thrown pots in coloured slips (watered down clay) and under glazes (similar to those used in paint your own pottery cafes)

Customers value the immediacy of being able to achieve a decorative effect at the raw stage, close to how the pot will turn out post firing.

We are always staggered at the ingenuity and variety of what people make and how they decorate them. Take a look at these hand thrown creations made by eight individual adults on a weekend potter’s wheel course back in October.

Pottery participants enjoy the social aspects of throwing pots together at Eastnor Pottery HerefordshireThere’s nothing quite like throwing pots on the potter’s wheel to bring people together. We enjoy the way complete strangers bond and forge relationships with each other on our weekend and one day workshops.

Participants form a creative and supportive community and although, by its very nature a transient one, the workshops are always a joy and a life affirming environment in which to work.

Here are some pictorial examples of our recent potter’s wheel communities:

30 Sept & 1 Oct Weekend

16 Sept Day

5 & 6 Aug Weekend

Man making pottery on the potter's wheel at Eastnor Pottery in HerefordshireGroup of pottery making participants on a potter's wheel workshop in Herefordshire

Woman making pottery on a potter's wheel course in Herefordshire

chill out at eastnor pottery and the flying potter

Eight clay novices took to the potter’s wheels on the 1st of April 2017…and not an April fool among them!

The individuals from all over the country were participating in our ‘Potter’s Wheel Weekend Workshop‘ experience and all of them produced a unique, professional body of work.

The group gelled extremely well and the warm Spring sunshine meant the participants could chill and enjoy their lunch on the Pottery lawn.

A perfect, weekend creative break with participants leaving on Sunday afternoon feeling relaxed and expressing a desire to further expand their pottery skills.

The next available weekend with places up for grabs takes place 10 & 11th June 2017. Tel 01531 633886 or email admin@eastnorpottery.co.uk to reserve a place.

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