Pottery, ceramics and sculpture studio

Clayspace Studios is a not-for-profit social enterprise set up to offer a professional ceramics studio space and teaching facility for the whole community. Our aim is to provide inspiration and support for anyone wanting to work with clay at all levels of ability and experience. We run a regular programme of classes, short courses and casual sessions from our Cliftonville studios in Margate.

If you have any questions about classes, how it works etc, why not check out our FAQs , and our Terms and Conditions which cover most of the common questions we regularly get get asked.

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6 week pottery courses

These 6 week courses allow beginners to get to grips with all the basic pottery and ceramics techniques. The sessions cover a taster of lots of different techniques, including handbuilding, coiling, sculpting, slabwork and working on the potter’s wheel, as well as many ways to texture, decorate and glaze your work.

Bookable adult casual sessions

These sessions are suitable for students of all abilities who want to work in a more flexible way. Just book your slot and turn up and get making. We will give you everything you need to get you started.

Bookable one-to-one and small group private classes

These private classes can be personally tailored for you or your groups’ needs. Typically on the day a small group would be guided through one or two different hand building techniques, and everyone would get to have some one-to-one tuition on the potters wheel.

Saturday Kids and Family sessions

Running on three alternative Saturdays each term.

Either drop the kids off for Kids Clay Club and release their inner potter for creative sessions working with real clay!

Or join the Family Friendly sessions for the opportunity for adults and children to have a creative session together.