We hosted our first ever pottery hen party over 20 years ago having been approached by a brides maid looking for a creative hen party activity for an arty hen.
We were (and still are) always up for a challenge and said ‘yes’ without too much hesitation. It just sounded like such an interesting, novel and fun preposition.
Little did we anticipate at the time, hen parties would become such a huge (and hugely enjoyable!) part of our workshop offer.
Here are a few photos from Claire’s particularly lovely pottery hen party experience we facilitated Autumn 2017. The girls made and painted coil pot goblets which looked stunning once they had been fired and glazed.
If you’ve got something worth celebrating then come and celebrate it with us!
We have over 20 years experience of working with families and groups of friends, celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and reunions.
Many of the workshops are inter-generational and it’s common for x3 generations of the same family to work alongside each other in the creative calm of the studio. Group size is never an issue and we have the space and equipment to accommodate 30 children or 20 adults in one sitting.
As well as creating treasured memories on the day of your workshop, your clay creations can be fired and glazed, making for a permanent reminder of your fun time together in Eastnor.
Here are some photos from several group bookings, all taking place on the same Saturday in January.
If you have something to celebrate or are looking for a creative activity for your get-together, please call 01531 633886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your ideas.
Check out our projects and prices for large and small groups.
A lot of our lovely hen party groups opt for our 3hr ‘Deluxe’ potter’s wheel experience. As part of the package, the group make a collaborative artwork as a permanent memento for the bride to be of her celebrations at Eastnor Pottery.
The artwork is usually themed and we encourage participants to clay-model an anecdote about the hen, to be added to a large clay form. The addition can relate to any part of the hen’s life and can illustrate almost any story or personal attribute.
We love the stories that emerge as we construct the ‘story pot’ and the activity works wonderfully as an ice breaker, particularly if the girls are not previously acquainted.
Chief hen Philippa (pictured above) made a fantastic clay bee to symbolise her fascination, as a child in catching bumble bees in her bare hands!!! Once Philippa’s hens had completed the collaborative masterpiece, they all took turns on the x5 potter’s wheels we’d prepped for their enjoyment.
Everybody had a fab time and the experience is documented in photographs right here.
Wine & Wheel! Wed 14th February 8.00 – 9.30 pm
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!
Partners will be assigned a wheel, 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. She’s a mum with young children and a regular at our Children’s workshops and Family drop-ins. She mentioned that her husband would love to do some pottery but because of work commitments can’t visit in the day. Evenings would be easier for him to fit around. She even came up with the title…Wine & Wheel…..Brilliant!! So here it is – the perfect Valentines activity for couples looking for a unique and creative alternative to the romantic meal for two”
Although complementary tea and coffee will be available, participants are encouraged to bring their own alcoholic drinks.
The cost is £50 per couple and the workshop runs from 8pm ‘til 9.30pm. Places are limited to 8 couples and are expected to fill up quick. To book your Patrick & Demi Experience, call 01531 633886 or email: email@example.com
‘Thanks a Bunch’ 14 & 21 Feb 2018
If your children have yet to experience our fun and fabulously creative clay sessions, then the approaching ½ term holiday heralds the perfect chance to do so!
‘Thanks a Bunch’ is the appreciative theme and children as young as 4 yrs. will get to make and paint a pottery vase stuffed full of modelled clay flowers.
The resulting clay masterpieces will be fired, glazed and made ready for collection from the Pottery in time for Mother’s Day! I’m sure you’ll agree this is a not to be missed opportunity to produce a hand-made gift for that very special lady.
The workshops take place on two consecutive Wednesdays to accommodate the different ½ term breaks in the three counties: 14th Feb for Gloucestershire and 21st Feb for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
Sessions are designed for two age groups although younger and older siblings will never be turned away: 11.30am-1pm 4-8YRS and 2-3.30pm 9-12YRS. Places cost £15 per child with a 10% discount for x3 or more places booked. Telephone or email booking essential. 01531 633886 firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget you can book a session for the whole family in the February 1/2 term holiday. Just call us on the number above to check availability and make a booking. We have start times at 10am, 11.30am, 2pm and 3pm Tuesday – Saturday.