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Open Studio Hire


The open studio runs on Tuesday evenings from 7.15 – 9.45pm at our studio on Hartington Road (BN2 3PA).


  • The studio operates on a membership basis, with a one-off cost of £30 to join*. Potters will have use of the wheels, hand-building tools, moulds, textures, stamps, white or buff clay, and a range of glazes and underglazes.

  • When you join the studio you will receive an initial session, where we will introduce you to the space and talk to you about the glazes we have on offer.  

*If you are an existing student on one of our 6-week courses, we will waive the membership fee.

  • The open studio isn’t staffed, so members are expected to have enough knowledge and confidence to work independently.

  • When you enquire about using the open studio, please complete this online questionnaire, which will give us a good idea of your level of experience and what you are looking for. 

  • If you feel that you may need more tuition before using our open studio, then you are very welcome to join one of our courses.


The open studio costs £28 for 2 ½ hours (Tuesdays 7.15 – 9.45pm). 

  • Members must buy packages of 6 x open studio sessions for £168, which will be crossed off as they get used.

  • We don’t require a weekly commitment from members, but do expect attendance at least once a month, as we don’t have space to store much in-progress work.

  • If you are unable to attend for a few weeks, then we will bank your unused sessions to be used at a later date, and you must take away any unfinished items. 

Firing costs are extra and will be charged at £1 per 100g of finished fired and glazed work.


Booking is online via Eventbrite. Potters can sign up for a throwing space (2 available) or a hand-building space (5 available). A reminder email will be sent out each week. 

On street parking is free at the time of the studio session.


To enquire about membership, please complete this form and we will be in touch. 

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