18 hours a week from £165 per month
Our Open Access pottery studio membership is suitable for amateur enthusiasts or semi-professionals alike looking for a shared space in a friendly relaxed environment. We not only provide you with a lovely studio to work in but also help you to reach your full potential with a more individual and tailored approach.
You must have done a beginners course either with us or elsewhere. If you haven’t but are keen to join please talk to us about our short intensive improver courses to help get you there.
We are now taking on new members.
COVID-19: We are doing everything in our power to make the studio safe for all our members. We have introduced a booking system which allows you to check how many people are in the studio at any one time and that there is available space. This also allow you to pick up extra hours over your allotted 18 if there are available slots. We have also added screened individual workspaces so that you have extra protection along with masks, gloves and one use aprons.
How it works
Open from 10am-9.30pm Mondays-Fridays and 10am-5pm Saturdays-Sundays, Open Access pottery members get access to all our studio spaces to work in whether they do throwing, handbuilding or both. We provide all your equipment and tools, aprons, a large selection of glazes with no limits to use, the chance to mix your own glazes and no limits on firings.
We supply a range of tools and equipment and are happy to get in specialist tools you may need for your ongoing practice.
With 18 hours a week maximum, you’ll have plenty of time to fulfil all your projects.
Members have their own shelf and box to store clay. They also have access to shared shelving.
Full access to brush on and dipping glazes as well as oxides and slips.
We stock a number of different stoneware clays for purchase by 12.5kg bag. You may use your own clay but please note that you will need to test the clay thoroughly with the glazes and temperatures. We fire to 1000 degrees and 1240 degrees. Occasionally we go up to 1280 degrees. We also fire to lustre. If you want to fire at different temperatures you will have to hire the whole kiln at an additional charge.
There is face to face support and advice as well as by email and phone. You must be able to work independently and have done courses to beginners/improvers level.
There are also occasional trips to exhibitions and parties. We’re a friendly bunch!
Practice affected by covid measures?
So you did a beginners/intermediate course and were hoping to take out membership when the whole world changed!
You’re rusty, you’re confidence has taken a hit but you still want to do pottery because you can remember how much you enjoyed it and wanted to learn more.
What to do?
Well, we don’t think yet another beginners course is the way to go. We would like to help you feel confident again and hit the ground running with membership!
If you take out a 3 month membership we will offer you 2 x 2 hours refresher classes for a one-off fee of £50 which will include your first bag of clay.
If you take out a 6 month membership we will offer 2 x 2 hours refresher classes free of charge including your first bag of clay.
There is, obviously, no pressure for anyone who joins to take these refresher classes. They are just there to give a helping hand to anyone who wants it! Drop us a line to find out how we can help you.
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