Taught and independent access sessions can be booked individually or as part of a monthly membership package. Members receive a 13- 32% discount and a storage shelf. More info on membership can be found here.

This page is for booking independent access, taught sessions can be found here.

We have added courses in ‘Pulling Handles’ and ‘Colouring Clay’ in October

Independent access

Wheels and benches can be booked in 3hr slots for working independently, Monday- Thursday:

  • 12.30- 3.30pm

  • 3.30- 6.30pm

  • 6.30- 9.30pm

Saturdays and Sundays 10am- 1pm

You can book sessions individually or in blocks, so for example if you book three consecutive sessions you could use the pottery between 12.30 and 9.30 and you can book sessions up to a month in advance, so that you can plan ahead.

During sessions you will have access to:  

  • hand tools

  • banding wheels

  • a range of press moulds

  • sinks

  • a slab roller

  • an extruder

 

MATERIALS AND FIRING

Members are charged for materials when work is fired. We fire to 1190 and charge £7.50 per kg, dry weight, including clay and slip and £12.50 per kg if the piece includes underglazes and glazes. A large mug costs £2-3.

Our studio clay is Earthstone 05, a versatile clay that fires to an almost white colour. We have a range of coloured slips and Amaco glazes and underglazes.

 

Inductions

If you are booking access sessions and you are not a member you will need complete an induction, just to ensure you can safely use the facilities. We will carry out your induction during your first session, it will take around 15 minutes, once you’ve booked the session drop us an email to let us know it’s your first time and we’ll make sure a technician is free to meet you.

 

Independent access sessions

Bench Session

Wheel session