Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long are your workshops?

       All our workshops are 2 hours long.

  • If I don't manage to turn up will I get a refund?

       We're afraid we are not able to refund as the studio will have been booked exclusively for your              use.

  • I want to book onto a course, but can't...what should I do?

       We have waiting lists for our 6 week courses, so please email or phone and we'll sort it for you.

  • How much is a 6 week course, when are they held and what will I make?

       The 6 week course costs £120 and includes tuition, materials and firings. They are held on                    Tuesday mornings 10-12noon, and Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7-9pm. The courses are                  designed to give you a basic understanding of various techniques such as throwing, pinching,                coiling, sculpting and slab work, plus decoration.

  • I am interested in being a member, what should I do?

       If you email us, we will send you more info and arrange for you to have a look round the studio.

  • Will you fire and finish the things I make on the Throwing Taster?

       Not usually, the session is more about the experience than creating finished objects. You can take          away the clay pieces you create, however.

  • Do I get to keep the things I make on the Handbuilding and Sculpting workshops? 

       Yes! We dry, fire and glaze these pieces, ready for you to pick up after a couple of weeks.

  • I am a wheelchair user, is that a problem?

       Not at all! The studio with the potters wheels in is on the ground floor, so as long as we know in            advance we can accommodate you. 


  • Do you have toilet facilities?

       We do! Unfortunately, it is not an 'accessible' space.

  • Do I need to bring anything with me or wear special clothing?

       No! Just bring yourself and, if throwing, tie your hair back, be prepared to remove jewellery and            maybe get a bit messy!

  • I'm coming by car, where should I park?

       You can park for free for 2 hours in the Sainsbury's car park, or pay in the town centre                            'Shawcroft' car park. Both are a short walk away from our studio.

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