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Slips & underglazes

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.

Comrades in clay

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

April fools? No chance!

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.

try scaffito decorative technique on herefordshire pottery courselady making pots on weekend pottery course at Eastnor Pottery herefordshire

Bucket list at the ready!

potterywheel workshop at Eastnor Pottery Feb 2017Making a pot on the potter's wheel at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying PotterTo make a pot on the potter’s wheel is one of those ‘I’ve always wanted to try that!’ activities. Here at Eastnor Pottery we pride ourselves on being a prime enabler for these aspirations and as a consequence, we see more than our fair share of first-timers take to the wheel.

Last Saturday was no exception. All x6 of our one day potter’s wheel participants had never experienced the wheel before.

After a morning of getting to grips with the ‘five easy steps’, the group was encouraged to scale up and make bigger pots. By the close everybody was astounded at the quality of their efforts. Well done everybody!