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Classes &

Home Pottery

We are so pleased to be reopening the studio for classes and can't wait to see you all in person.

We will be running classes and workshops the first week of each month, including wheel throwing, glazing, casting and hand building.


We will also continue to support all of our members working from home, offering: online tutorials, competitions & advice, as well as our materials shop & firing service.

Make North is a social enterprise, we are committed to providing access to high quality facilities & tuition, and finding ways to ensure they are accessible to all, whilst paying our tutors a fair wage.


We opened in August 2019 and currently have around 100 members across Lancashire. We are working with partners to develop programs for young people and schools.

We do everything we can to minimise our environmental impact, including only buying British glazes, reclaiming clay and sourcing our electricity from renewables, and we will continue to find ways we can improve.


Materials Store

We stock a range of clays, glazes, underglazes & oxides; screenprinting binders and pigments, all available in 50- 100ml quantities. These can be pre-ordered then collected from the studio.

We are currently open 11.30am- 1.30pm every Sunday for click & collect.


Pots at home

We run a firing service and click & collect for materials, for members working from home, we also have a large range of online tutorials and are happy to offer advice via email. 


We are currently open 11.30am- 1.30pm every Sunday for click & collect.

We run 3.5hr access sessions, where members can book either a wheel or bench, with access to equipment, such as banding wheels, rolling pins, jugs and moulds, which we will disinfect after each session (due to covid we ask that members please bring their own tools and brushes).


During these sessions members will have access to the shop (run by a volunteer) and one of our tutors will be in the building and may be available for very occasional advice, but these are untaught sessions and in order to keep the price as low as possible tutors need to be free to carry out tasks such as glazing, loading the kiln or teaching a workshop during access hours.

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Online tutorials range from quick beginners projects like this one, to more complex slab building and coiling. They also include slip decoration, glazing, surface texture and oxides.

With many thanks to Woom for their support

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