Relax and enjoy this weekend pottery course at Eastnor Pottery, Herefordshire. You will be assigned a potter’s wheel for the duration of the workshop. After an initial demonstration you will be shown the pot throwing process and once you have got the hang of things, you will be encouraged to develop at your own pace with the support of the expert tutors.
Further demonstrations, after which you will work larger lumps of clay, make bigger pots and explore different shapes and forms. At the end of the workshop you will be expected to clean your wheel and select your favourite one or two pieces, depending on size to be fired and glazed. (Extra pots can be fired at cost – approx. £6 per item payable on the day)
The results of your labour from day one will be left to dry overnight. Your pots from Saturday are now ‘leather-hard’ and ready to be turned. After further demonstrations you will learn how to throw foot-rings, add handles and other motifs. After lunch and once you have experimented with the techniques, you will select your favourite one or two pots, depending on size, and then colour them using underglazes and decorating slips. Extra pots can be fired at cost approx. £6 per item payable on the day.
Your fabulous creations will be left for appx 4 weeks to dry thoroughly, before they go into the kiln. Once they have been fired and glazed, they will be carefully wrapped and dispatched.
- Tea / Coffee /refreshments
- 2 Days Pottery - 10-4pm
- Lunch - selection of rolls, cheese, ham, salad and fruit
- Potter’s wheel & expert tuition
- Firing and delivery of up to 4 of your favourite pots
Eastnor Pottery is a family run business established in 1994 by professional artist potters Sarah Monk and Jon Williams. As well as making and exhibiting their unique designs, the couple have a combined 50 years’ experience of working with thousands of workshop participants, all ages and abilities, all over the West Midlands and beyond. Create and relax in rural tranquility. The Eastnor Pottery is situated on the Eastnor Castle country estate, close to the Malvern Hills and amidst the idyllic Herefordshire countryside. The perfect environment to unwind, learn a new skill and discover hidden talents. Perfect stress relieving activity The therapeutic benefits of working with soft clay on the potter’s wheel are considerable. Participants often leave the studio feeling totally de-stressed and with an overwhelming sense of well-being. Anyone can do pottery, there are no mistakes, just learning experiences! The positive and inclusive nature of the instruction means everybody achieves amazing results. Small friendly class sizes Eastnor Pottery have eight electric potters wheels, so limit the group size to eight participants. This ensures plenty of one to one tuition and guidance from the expert team of potters. Remarkable pottery experiences for individuals, groups, education and organisations. They work with tens of thousands of workshop participants, all ages and abilities, exploring creativity and sharing the therapeutic benefits of working with clay. Where: Eastnor Pottery is located within the magnificent Herefordshire Country Estate of Eastnor Castle, surrounded by the Malvern Hills. Great walks and dramatic scenery make this the ideal place to spend a creative break. Home or away If you are unable to visit the Pottery studio in Herefordshire, The Flying Potter is more than willing to deliver the Eastnor Pottery experience to a venue of your choice.
- Classes are for up to 8 people
- Minimum age 12 years
- Available on scheduled weekends throughout the year