Do you have a passion for pottery? Would you like to share creative ideas and work with likeminded artists?

Gain access to studio space, equipment and materials to help you hone your skills in ceramics and produce work for pleasure or for sale.

If you’re an experienced potter in need of studio space, Burton and South Derbyshire College’s Open Studio could be what you’re looking for!


Open Studio Membership

For just £360 per term, our Open Studio membership will give you the opportunity to use the following equipment and materials:

  • SHIMPO pottery wheels 
  • Large hand building tables
  • Slab roller 
  • Extruders 
  • Plaster moulds 
  • An area for slip casting
  • 2 electric kilns 
  • Access to a raku kiln
  • A wide range of hand tools 
  • Clay which can be purchased at trade prices
  • A glazing room with a variety of studio glazes
  • A wet back spray booth 
  • Electric glaze mixer


What’s included in the package?

  • 22 hours of studio time per week
  • Personal storage space and design area
  • Firing of work (limitations apply)
  • Studio glazes
  • Access to equipment and hand tools
  • Presentations and classes from visiting artists
  • Induction with equipment including health and safety
  • Expert support from a technician


Opening times

Studios are available at the following times:

  • Monday 9am – 5pm
  • Tuesday 9am – 7pm
  • Friday 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Term time only – summer package is available at an additional cost.


Contact us

For more information or to become an Open Studio member, call 01283 494754 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



Contact Details

Contact Details

Burton and South Derbyshire College
Tel: 01283 494400

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