Open Studio Membership

Open studio membership

Suitable for adults with some pottery experience, buy a block of 10 studio hours to use within a 4-month period. Easy online booking – get in touch to find out more.

Our Open Studio Membership provides unsupervised studio time for those who have experience with clay but need access to wheels, firing and other specialist equipment that we have here at Tarka Pottery.

If you’re new to clay, we recommend you book a Day Experience or join a five-week course to learn basic pottery techniques first.

Open Studio fits in with those who have a busy schedule and don’t want to commit to a regular weekly class. For example, you can come for a couple of days one week, a morning the next and then have a week off.

We have availability for morning, afternoon or a full day on various days and times throughout the week.

There’s always a member of the team on hand to offer advice on using equipment, best techniques to tackle a project and to discuss ideas you have. This isn’t structured teaching, but we’ll be happy to answer questions and make suggestions. If you haven’t worked with clay for several years, don’t worry! You’ll be amazed at how muscle memory and techniques come back to you.

If you would like a one-to-one to improve or learn a specific skill, including advanced throwing techniques, then you can book tailored tuition with Jax – just ask a member of the team.

There are a selection of decorative slips and glazes available for members to use. We fire to earthernware, stoneware and porcelain temperatures. There is a small charge for clay, materials and firing.

Fill out our enquiry form, letting us know your pottery experience and we’ll be in touch with more information on our Open Studio Membership.

If you don’t have the confidence and skills yet to go it alone, join one of our 5 or 10 Week Pottery Classes.

Open Pottery Studio

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