different shaped terracotta pots in foreground with pottery studio in the background

different shaped terracotta pots in foreground with pottery studio in the background

A couple of recent messages from participants who just had the best time ever on our Potter’s Wheel Courses and Classes… Safe to say we think they may have caught the bug!

“I just wanted to say thanks so much for all your guidance and for the course on Saturday.  I really really loved it, and got so much out of it, so thank you both and to Ellie too.  I’ll definitely be recommending your courses to my friends and colleagues.  I loved the course so much so, that I really would like to keep going with it, and want to buy my own wheel.  You mentioned that there were good wheels on amazon; would you be able to give me some advice on which one to buy/places where I could buy a second hand wheel?  I also wondered if there was a supplier you’d recommend to buy extra bits and pieces and clay? I’m going to find a place locally so that I can continue my learning and develop the skills I learnt on Saturday! Thanks so much, again.” Kenny

“I had a taster session with you in December and loved it! so much that I’ve bought myself a wheel! but I wanted to ask what clay we used please? I have no idea what to buy and its only for fun to start with, I won’t be using a kiln but I remembered you saying that it would air dry”  Jess

Thank you Kenny & Jess and we look forward to seeing your studio pottery careers blossom!

Pottery Experience

Here’s all the Potter’s Wheel Course dates for 2024. (weekends are in italics) Please select any of our BOOK AN EXPERIENCE buttons to start the booking process. We look forward to welcoming you to Eastnor Pottery :)

January 6, 13, 17,  27&28

February 3, 10, 21, 24&25

March 2, 6, 16, 23&24

April 3, 6, 20, 27&28

May 4, 15, 25, 18&19

June 5, 22, 29&30

July 3, 13, 20, 27&28

August 3, 10, 14, 24, 17&18

September 14, 28

October 5, 9, 19, 26&27

November 2, 13, 16, 23&24

December 7

Group of pottery making participants on a potter's wheel workshop in Herefordshire



three generations of the same family make pots on the wheel at eastnor pottery

father and son sat on the potter's wheels at eastnor pottery dressed in black bin bags to protect their clothes from clay splats

Hello everybody and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

If you’ve been lucky enough to have received one of our Pottery Experience Vouchers this Christmas, we urge you not to dilly dally and get your session booked asap!!!

If you have visited us before you will know how ACE we are and as a result, all our Potter’s Wheel Classes and Courses get booked up far in advance.

So grab your code, visit our Home Page and scroll down to the orange ‘REDEEM A GIFT VOUCHER’ button. Please follow the simple instructions you will be shown availability and how to book.

We look forward to catching up at some point in 2024 :)

three generations of the same family make pots on the wheel at eastnor pottery

the great pottery throwdown 2022 logo

the great pottery throwdown 2022 logo
The Great Pottery Throw Down makes a welcome return to Channel 4 at 7.45 pm on Sunday 7th January 2024. Hurrah!

In the past, the airing of the program heralds a surge of public interest in pottery, many of whom are inspired to visit us to make a pot on the potter’s wheel for the very first time.

Here are a few more reasons why so many newbie potters are beating a path to our door.

The potter’s wheel is very mindful. To craft a ‘good pot,’ one must focus entirely on the task at hand, leaving little room for distraction. When you are sat at the wheel, the hustle and bustle of daily life fade away, replaced by a sense of well-being and relaxation.

Under proper guidance, throwing a pot is a skill easily acquired in a relative short period. We offer a 90-minute Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Class, maintaining its the perfect amount of time for participants to grasp the basics.

7 pottery students pose for a group photo having just completed a weekend potter's wheel course

Engaging in an activity with others often enhances the overall enjoyment. We currently host up to x14 participants at a time on our Intro Class, enabling individuals and couples to bond over the creative process. Sometimes these sessions take on a party vibe, everybody sharing the experience and creating lasting connections.

group of pottery experience participants standing by their potter's wheels proudly showing off the clay pots they have made

The ‘first time’ is always memorable, and physically crafting something with your own hands reinforces that memory. The sense of accomplishment derived from fashioning your own pot, flaws and all, is undeniable. We create so many happy memories for our customers.

young woman laughing and enjoying a pottery class at eastnor pottery

Above all, working with the potter’s wheel is an incredibly fun thing to do. Few things are as amusing as witnessing a friend or loved one grapple with a lump of wet, spinning mud! The resounding laughter at our studio on a busy Saturday is truly life-affirming.

If you’re interested in experiencing the joys of throwing clay on the potter’s wheel, please consider our popular Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Class. For a more immersive experience, our weekend and one-day Potter’s Wheel Courses might be just what you’re looking for.

Catch previous episodes of  The Great Pottery Throw Down Series 7 Episode 1 is broadcast  7:45 pm Sunday 7th January 2024 on Channel 4.



happy potters wheel weekend course participant at eastnor pottery

Do you have a partner, best friend or relative who would just love to make a pot on the potter’s wheel? Or do you have a loved one who’s totally smitten with The Great Pottery Throw Down? Well, here’s a great opportunity to scratch that particular pottery itch!

Purchase an Eastnor Pottery Gift Voucher as a Christmas present, any amount – you choose, and the lucky recipient will be able to redeem it against any one of our fantastic potter’s wheel experiences.

Our extremely popular Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel Class starts at just £49 pp.🤗…or for a totally immersive and relaxing experience, splash out on a full Potter’s Wheel extravaganza £150 for the day or £280 for the weekend.

Vouchers are valid for 12 months and we have scheduled classes and courses peppered throughout the calendar so the fortunate recipient will be able to take to the wheel at any time of year.

Purchase Experience vouchers right now, direct from our website.

Experience the potter's wheel vouchers