Studio Pottery London

THE SPACE

THE SPACE

Our Studio

Studio Pottery London is a light-filled and spacious workshop for all who are attracted to making with clay, from absolute beginners to more experienced potters. We are uniquely located in central London in the heart of Victoria. A place of calm and community, our carefully curated space provides a perfect environment for city-dwellers to come together to learn and create.

Our two teaching classrooms of six wheels each ensure more intimate classes. Our members area is carefully designed to give the members premium space. Our resident potter welcomes members and students into his private studio for one-to-one throwing and mentoring sessions.

Together, with the teaching team and technician, we provide excellent support for the studio community. Curated window and vitrine displays of historic and contemporary ceramics inspire our makers and are for sale to visitors.

The community can socialise in the central area with its library, kitchenette and facilities. This space is also for talks and workshops. In the rear of the studio is the kiln and glazing room, monitored by our in-house technician.

 

Our Ethos

Our focus is throwing – working with clay on the wheel.

This traditional craft provides a counterbalance to the hyperactive, mechanised, and technologically saturated metropolis. The hands-on practice of throwing opens dormant creativity and encourages therapeutic transformation.

Engaging with clay, the practitioner slows down, assimilating technique and mastering knowledge through careful repetition. It is a holistic, gradual and joyous experience, connecting the potter to a living history of human making. Our lineage flows directly from Bernard Leach and the 20th Century revival of studio pottery – enshrined in our name.

At the heart of Studio Pottery London is the desire to form a community around a shared ethos and love of pottery in all its forms.

 

Our format

Pottery can be a wonderfully social activity, as well as a solitary path of meditative practice. Our studio respects both. We provide group taster afternoons, 4 week foundation courses, and run a regular schedule of ongoing mixed ability classes that you can book according to your availability.

Our expert teachers not only lead our group sessions, they offer on-one-on tuition, which is an excellent way to learn and grow in confidence on the wheel. If you would like the flexibility of coming in your own time you can become a member, enjoying exclusive access to our members area, equipped with several wheels and workspaces.

Our studio is also available for private hire, and our team has a wealth of experience arranging workshops for private functions and one-off experiences.