open access membership

Setting up your own studio to develop your practice is an expensive business. By becoming a member of Eastbourne Studio Pottery you will have full access to an excellent range of equipment and tools across our three studios plus a dedicated storage shelf in our member's studio. We hold a wide range of glazes, clays, slips, oxides and stains and are happy to add your individual material requirements to our general bulk orders. We offer two options for experienced makers who would like to work independently in the studio:


5 hours per week

£70 per month

15 hours per week

£160 per month​

All fees are payable one month in advance, with a minimum three months membership plus one month deposit.  We nurture our membership community through a range of talks, events, shows and selling opportunities. All firing is coordinated by our studio technician and all fired work is charged separately. All new members are given a full induction to the studios. Email us to arrange a visit to the studio and have a chat with our studio technician.


drop-in open access for class students

Students who have completed the beginners classes and a full studio induction are invited to extend their time in the studio working independently in our open access drop-ins. These sessions are an opportunity to practice the techniques you've learnt in class and continue your work in progress


3 hour drop-in £20

times by arrangement with your tutor


firing service

We fire work for many potters who don't have their own kilns. As well as bisque we can fire your work to earthenware or stoneware, we offer low firing for decals and lustre and if you need to fire a full load we can adjust the temperature to suit your clay body and glazes. Email us to arrange a visit to the studio and have a chat with our studio technician about your requirements.

full load rate from £40

bisque £3 per kg

glaze £4 per kg