Members join us with different levels of experience in ceramics. For many Pottery for Pleasure classes have been their introduction to working with clay and others have a background in art or ceramics.
When a student is judged ready to use the workshop independently and contribute to running the group, if places are available, membership is offered. Typically, beginners will spend at least two years as a student and even experienced potters will need to spend time in a class getting to know the group, exploring our facilities and familiarising themselves with our workshop practices before being invited to become a member.
Most members belong to one of our weekly members’ workshops. These groups are not tutored but provide members with the opportunity to work together in the studio; sharing ideas, considering successes and failures and trying out different clays and glazes. Members work together to maintain the workshop and resources such as clays, glazes and tools.