Why Choose Open Studio?

Open studio gives anyone with a basic knowledge of ceramics the ability to practice their craft as and when they choose. 

For professionals, open studio membership is far more cost effective that setting up a home studio, where the cost of rent and equipment is high. For hobbyists, open studio allows the flexibility to work on a project, or multiple projects, on your own time, without having to wait for another class.

Open studio fees start at $190 per month and include the cost of firing your work*, glazes, and use of the class tools — all you need to buy is clay! You can join open studio at anytime with a minimum commitment of one month.

*limits apply

What's included? 

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Flexible Access  

The London Clayworks gives it’s members maximum flexibility. There isn't a strict limit on the time you spend at the studio so you can work on your own time, at your leisure.

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Equipment 

We have multiple throwing wheels, two large kilns, a slab roller, extruder, molds, a range of glazes and plenty of workspace and tools. We also offer our members storage space for personal tools and work in progress

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Kiln Firing 

The cost of firing your your work (up to a reasonable limit) is included in your studio fees, so there is no additional cost for bisque or glaze firing within that limit.

Glazes 

We have a great range of cone 6 glazes that we mix in house. Use of these is included in your studio fees.

 

Publicity 

Members staying for longer than a month will be invited to submit a biography and photographs of their work to be showcased on our Artist page and Instagram account. We occasionally sell work together at local art markets. 

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Community 

In addition to the practicalities, open studio offers a sense of community and a chance to share skills and ideas. Working with clay is very therapeutic and The London Clayworks provides the a tranquil and creative environment for you to work with clay.