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Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter

| Home Farm, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RD, England
+44 1531 633886
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The most fantastic experience. Have been twice now. Thrown a pot on the wheel and made a coil pot... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Katie H
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Ledbury, United Kingdom
West Malvern W.I. craft club

A great time was had by all 10 of us, making pots with Jon. And we all came away with something we... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Keith F
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Eastnor Pottery offers an exciting and innovative range of clay workshops for groups and individuals. These are designed to explore and develop creativity in participants all ages and abilities.The studio is located within the magnificent Herefordshire Country Estate of Eastnor Castle, surrounded by the Malvern Hills. If you are unable to visit the Pottery, The Flying Potter can deliver the Eastnor Pottery experience at a venue of your choice.
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Home Farm, Eastnor, Ledbury HR8 1RD, England
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

The most fantastic experience. Have been twice now. Thrown a pot on the wheel and made a coil pot too. Once in a couple and once in a big party as a hen do. Can't fault this place. Helpful, kind, informative and accommodating. Don't think...More

Thank Katie H
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Jon W, Owner at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thanks Katie always a pleasure to welcome you to the Pottery. We loved working with Clare's hen do and hope the rest of the day went as swimmingly as the pottery morning. See you again soon :)

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

A great time was had by all 10 of us, making pots with Jon. And we all came away with something we could be very proud of. The studio is lovely and the staff so helpful. we are planning a return visit it went so...More

Thank Keith F
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Jon W, Owner at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review your evening with us - I think we had just as much pleasure as you guys.... and yes, you should all be very proud of your pottery exploits! The coil pots will look awesome once they have been...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This was a special birthday present for my friend and we had a fabulous two days. Jon and Sarah made us so welcome and were encouraging, thoughtful and endlessly patient with us. The two days were very different but each flew by. We both felt...More

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Jon W, Owner at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks Lynn :) Totally agree about the therapeutic benefits of immersing oneself in two whole days of pottery making - all that other stuff fizzing around in our heads just seems to evaporate once we get hands on clay! When they arrive, your finished pots...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

2 day course covering all skills to producing something amazing! Jon who led the course was patient and encouraging with everyone (from beginners to some with experience). Tiring but very rewarding time. They kept us going with tea and coffee (good stuff!). There was a...More

Thank Kat N
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Jon W, Owner at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

It was a lovely weekend session for sure Kat and thank you for taking the time to review your time here at the Pottery. One of the advantages of regularly firing the kiln means we maintain an ambient warmth throughout the building - great for...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This was a birthday treat for my mum and Jon, Sarah and their team made us feel so relaxed. It was my mum's first experience on the wheel and Jon showed empathy, patience and his knowledge and kindness shone through. We both thoroughly enjoyed our...More

Thank Denise H
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Jon W, Owner at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Aw thanks Denise although the pleasure was all ours! Your mum is amazing and we love both of your 'can do' approach to pottery...and to life I suspect. We really enjoyed your positivity, company and pottery prowess. We all had a hoot and we look...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Fabulous day with excellent instruction from Ethan! Food was excellent too! The day flew by and I am so pleased with my pots!! I want to do another!!More

Thank JoInstone
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Jon W, Owner at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thanks Jo and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Pottery soon. As a graduate of our one day potter's wheel workshop you are entitled to take advantage of our £10 per hour semi-unsupervised studio space - just drop us a line and...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was a birthday treat for my Dad, it was a brilliant weekend,I could not find fault with any of it. I am so glad I booked for the two days and not just one, as both days were brilliant in their own way. Jon...More

Thank CasandandyWales
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Jon W, Owner at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

That's great news your pots have arrived safe and sound. it was a particularly nice mix of participants on your weekend in August and we were so pleased that your dad finally archived his lifelong ambition of becoming a potter. Being a practical chap with...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

A group of adults and 20 very eager Brownies attended a workshop where both Jon and Sarah showed their great skills at engaging with the children whilst encouraging them to create their own clay models as well as trying their hand of the potters wheel....More

Thank JanLedbury
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Jon W, Owner at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thanks Jan - it was such a lovely session - the girls were brilliant and we thoroughly enjoyed their visit. Their 'makes' will look amazing once they have been fired and glazed and we'll publish photos on Facebook once they have emerged from the kiln....More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Thank you to everyone at Eastnor Pottery, especially Jon for his patience and encouragement. I am in no way a person that is good with her hands my normal job is a PCB designer sitting in front of a computer all day but during my...More

Thank Susan C
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Jon W, Owner at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Aw bless ya Sue! All that tapping away at the keyboard obviously makes for good exercise for those potting muscles - your terracotta creations were brill. Are you intending to develop your inner-potter further!? Don't forget our £10 per hour semi-unsupervised studio time! Hope to...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

We had a ball last Saturday. Jon patiently and encouragingly enticed us all into the magical world of potting. We were 8 adults and 2 toddlers - ranging from 18 months to 80 something- and everyone enjoyed themselves ! It was a relaxed, friendly and...More

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Jon W, Owner at Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thanks Wykerian though you didn't need too much encouraging and enticing before you were making top-notch pots on the wheel. We really enjoyed our day working with you and your family and loved the timely creative interventions of the two boys - fantastic! We look...More

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nickst52
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Response from Jon W | Property representative |
Hello nicks52 and thank you for your enquiry - sorry it's taken a while to respond. Clay is a fantastically universal material suitable for all ages and all abilities. We have worked with aspiring potters as young as 6... More
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