Craft a Pot in Pembrokeshire: Warpool Court Hotel’s Peter Trier Fired Up Over the Opportunity
While on holiday at Warpool Court Hotel, you can’t help but be inspired by the natural beauty of the surrounding scenery.
“Why not get creative while you’re holidaying in Pembrokeshire?” suggests Warpool Court Hotel owner Peter Trier. “The countryside has inspired artists and craftspeople for centuries. If you love pottery, you can create a tangible memory of a fantastic vacation with your own hands.”
Many guests have enjoyed a trip to Wolfscastle Pottery , a short 30-minute drive from the hotel. If you like getting your hands dirty, you can choose to throw a pot on a wheel or model a piece by hand. Otherwise, you can buy one ready for painting and apply colourful glazes to create your own masterpiece. You’ll have no shortage of subjects to give you inspiration, whether it’s the landscape or the wildlife that call this area home. It doesn’t matter if you’re a complete beginner because there’s expert guidance on hand.
Whatever you want to make or buy, you’re spoilt for choice, with a variety of functional pots, large dishes and one-off pieces created in stoneware and porcelain. There’s no need to book in advance. The shop’s open weekdays and a half-day on Saturdays in summer months. In school holidays, work made by Thursday can be collected fired from early Saturday morning.
On your way out of Wolfscastle, you might see the remains of a motte and bailey castle. This is another site that was part of the defences put into place by the Normans as the Landsker Line. If you’ve got time, it’s worth taking a leisurely walk through the countryside. Keep your eyes open as you explore. While it was long believed that Romans didn’t set foot here, excavations in the last couple of decades indicate that Roman villas, military and civilian sites, and Roman roads were built throughout Pembrokeshire. And if you find yourself in the area at the end of June, why not check out the Wolfscastle Festival, an event that has been a local favourite for more than a half-century?
On the drive along the coastal road back to St Davids, you can admire breathtaking views out to sea and the lush green hills and valleys inland. Even better, at the end of your day, you’ll have an award-winning dinner waiting for you at Warpool Court Hotel’s Sea View Restaurant. To book your stay in one of our luxury rooms or a peaceful holiday in our private, self-catering Garden Cottage, get in touch today!