If you want to work independently and have some prior experience, you can hire the space for a few hours and have use of the wheel, work bench, small tools, and have your work fired. Studio hire can be booked in blocks of four hours, in advance (up to 18 hours before each session). It is an inclusive price- workspace, materials and firings are all included.
This service is aimed at keen amateurs who would like occasional use of the studio; for handbuilding, press moulding or wheel throwing. For professional artists or students please see the Student and Professional support section on the website. Materials are provided, and some technical support if needed. Firing is done for you but only for work made at the studio (we don’t offer a separate firing service for work made elsewhere). We use mainly earthenware clay and glazes, but porcelain or stoneware are available on request. This service is untutored, and you will need to have attended a course/training previously (this doesn’t have to have been with us) and have basic skills with clay as a minimum. We also offer individual tuition if you need it, see website for details. Temporary shelf space is available for work in progress.
If you haven’t been to the studio before, please email before booking so we can discuss your requirements and make sure it is the right service for you.
**We have a new membership service which gives you access to all the studio hire sessions- please see the Membership’ page for details.**