Eastbourne Studio Pottery CIC  at DC2 Makerspace  137-139 Seaside Road Eastbourne BN21 3PG  

open access studio hire:

for experienced ceramicists  

Setting up a studio is an expensive process. For experienced makers who would like extra time to work independently outside one of our set classes, hiring space at Eastbourne Studio Pottery is a cost effective way of developing your practice. We provide all of the equipment and tools necessary for just about any form of ceramics with large communal working areas and dedicated shelf space for each hirer. There are two time options, one 6 hour day per week or one 3 hour session per week, rates listed below.  Please note that when classes are taking place in the main studio you would be able to work in the second studio only. The studio is built on a community premise whereby all hirers work respectfully alongside each other. Working within this studio model fuels the development of ideas and a broadening of social and professional networks which would not be possible by working in isolation. We nurture this through a range of talks, events, shows and selling opportunities. All firing is coordinated by our studio technician.

Materials and fired work are charged separately.

Current rates for open access studio hire, all fees payable in advance:

One session of 3 hours per week £60 per calendar month

One session of 6 hours per week £100 per calendar month

Studio member:

for experienced ceramicists  

For more studio time and greater flexibility you can become a Studio Member. A broad knowledge of making, decorating and firing and the ability to work independently on your personal practice are essential.  Access to the studio is available during opening hours 7am to 10pm, seven days a week, 365 days per year. Please note that when classes are taking place in the main studio you would be able to work in the second studio only.  We are supported by an experienced ceramic technician who oversees the kiln room and coordinates all firing. As experienced ceramicists Studio Members would have the opportunity to help develop and deliver our programme of classes if they have experience of teaching and are DBS cleared.

Materials and fired work are charged separately.

Current rate for studio member, all fees payable in advance:

£150 per month fee, 6 months minimum share, £150 deposit

firing services

We have two brand new Kittec electric kilns available for hire, if you want to fill a kiln with all your own work produced either at the ESP studio or from your home studio. These stainless steel kilns are incredibly efficient and reliable and are programmed using Bentrup TC 66 controllers 


Kittec top loader X 170 S

Chamber size: 59cm diameter x 63cm height

172 litres capacity



Kittec front loader XT160 

Chamber size: 45cm width x 52cm depth x 66cm height

154 litres capacity


Firing Charges

For finished work created on our courses, workshops and in the open access sessions 

Bisque, glaze or stoneware firing £4.50 per kg

For external users and open access members using all your own materials

Bisque firing £2.50 per kg

Glaze or stoneware firing £3.50 per kg

Full load rate £38.00

If you use clay that you have bought from other suppliers we do need to see a copy of the specification so that we can ensure the correct firing temperature is used 

Higher temperature firings can be arranged, call to discuss charges

Please contact Karen our studio technician on 07739 945576 or send a message on the contact page for any further information or advice