About us

Cyan Clayworks is run by Fiona Thompson and Chris Donnelly; practicing ceramicists who have been making and exhibiting for over 20 years. Fiona graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in the mid 1990s, and Chris from Alberta College of Art, Canada. Both have undertaken post graduate study, travelled widely, and taught a wide range of groups over the years. Their individual work focuses on tableware (Chris) and handbuilt sculptural vessels (Fiona). The studio is a not-for-profit space within the bigger studio complex of Beaverhall Studios. There are regular scheduled courses on offer for adults including taster sessions, evening courses and specialist/advanced workshops. Individual tuition and bespoke workshops are available and there is a membership scheme for those who have been on a course. As the space is an open plan ‘working’ studio we are not able to accommodate children or those with specialist support needs.

Fiona Thompson, Vases from North American Momento series
Chris Donnelly, small plates