2021 December pottery sale! Fri 3rd 5.30pm til late & Sat 4th 10am-5pm

We’re gearing up, making pots for our December Sale. Everyone is welcome to come and see what we’ve been up to, and it’s a great place to get an ideal unique gift handmade in Manchester. Join us for our social with some warm tipple on the Friday.

Friday the 3rd December from 5.30pm til late (last entry 8pm)

Saturday the 7th December from 10am-4pm.

The gates may be locked, ring through to security to gain access. There’s a buzzer on the right had side of the entrance road and their phone number is on the front of the main building.

There will be many pieces from our teachers, students and shared studio space, as well as samples, seconds and old stock at a reduced price.

British Ceramics Biennial

The British Ceramics Biennial is happening again. Likely the UK’s top ceramic art show, based in Stoke-on-Trent, the town with it’s industrial potteries of the past. The exhibition is placed in the giant Spode China Hall, which is a wonder of it’s own to see. 10 top UK ceramicists compete for a £10,000 prize, there’s an international artists exchange with the UK, China and Japan, while you can find £1000 worth of gold hidden inside a ceramics trophy, the catch, you have to buy it first and smash it open, but which trophy is it inside?


Image: Daybreak by Eusebio Sánchez 

Halima Cassell / Manchester Art Gallery

One of Manchester’s most prominent sculptural ceramic artists’ is showing her work at Manchester Art Gallery, Halima Cassell. She creates deeply carved forms in unglazed ceramic, bronze, stone, wood and cast glass and is inspired by geometry, architecture, natural forms and foreign travel. It’s her largest show to date and the best place to see her range of work.

Check it out. The show is on until Sunday 5th January 2020.

End of year pottery sale! Fri 7th 5.30pm-8pm & Sat 8th 11am-6pm

It’s that time of year, the festive season and our end of year pottery sale! Come and sip some spiced wine on the eve of the beginning of the weekend or join us the next day.

Friday the 7th December from 5.30-8pm

Saturday the 8th December from 11am-6pm.

There will be many pieces from our teachers and shared studio space, as well as samples, seconds and old stock at a reduced price. Ideal handmade gifts 😉

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (Oct 11th-14th) 2018

Manchester’s flagship craft show returns for its 11th edition, featuring over 150 of the UK’s top designer-makers. It’s an opportunity to buy and commission innovative and skilled craft from many of the countries top makers.


Sam (pictured) will be exhibiting this year as part of the Craft Council’s hothouse section, a talent program he was selected for 2 years ago. Ann Davies will also be exhibiting her new work for the first time. The show is on at Upper Campfield Market opposite the Hilton on deansgate. For tickets and info click here

BBC Axe Pottery Throw Down Show, change their mind by signing the petition

The BBC have decided to axe the Great Pottery Throwdown, rumours say it’s due to them losing the contract for the Great British Bake-off whose makers, Love productions, made both programs. A petition was launched via change.org by BBC viewer Roger Barsby to: ‘Make the BBC rethink their decision to axe the Great Pottery Throwdown’. ROger says the show “was the most popular programme on BBC2, overtaking Top Gear.” If you’d like the program back, as we would too, then show your support by signing this petition HERE



Gift Vouchers now available to book Online!

Gift vouchers covering the amount of a taster workshop, beginner course, and throwing weekend are now available to book online! You’ll be sent a PDF containing a code that you can redeem online too! You can still book a course with us directly as a gift if you know the dates your recipient wants to do some pottery. See our courses page. Happy potting!