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ceramics studio: introductory courses & workshops, memberships, masterclasses, & creative collaborations.

pottery school & coworking ceramics centre in Leeds

throw, coil, pinch, join, press, roll, extrude, carve, mould, construct, glaze…

 
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Sunken Studio create opportunities for people to encounter clay for the first time, more of the time or lots of the time. We run a large coworking ceramics centre in Leeds. We host pottery making and ceramics courses for beginners and advancers, masterclasses, and provide support and resources for our community of members.

If it involves making, building, architecting... we’re up for it.

 
 

Absolutely loved it! Was a lot of fun!!
— PollyPollyStudio

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Courses & Tasters

For Beginners

Our beginner’s courses cover a range of basic pottery making techniques and processes and require no previous experience. They are prescriptive sessions: practical, tutor-led and discipline-focused (i.e. you don’t need to be creative).

for advancers

Our programme of Advancer courses vary in focus. Through our programme we aim to:

  • develop an understanding of the creative process,

  • extend practical skills and material understanding,

  • provide time to explore focused disciplines, techniques and processes,

  • support the development of independent studio practices,

  • discuss ceramic contexts,

  • support the development of design skills.

Masterclasses

Our Masterclasses celebrate different perspectives and expertise in ceramics. We invite practicing specialists to deliver demonstrations and workshops and to talk about their work. Masterclasses aim to encourage independent experimentation and personal development.


Events & Group Bookings 

We host clay-based events and happenings for large groups. We can design and deliver a range of creative packages to suit your training and development needs, or just for the fun of it.

 

Co-working Membership

Studio Membership

Access to coworking desks, tools, wheels and equipment, house glazes and standard temperature firing services. You will have your own shelf and member benefits include a 10% discount on courses. You will need to buy clay & some specialist materials.

PERMANENT RESIDENT (Autumn 2019)

Unlimited studio access during opening times, permanent desk space in an open-plan residents area, lockable under-desk storage, and your own shelving area. Includes all furniture, access to tools, co-working areas, wheels and equipment (including kilns). You will need to buy your own materials and pay for firings.

Institutional Membership

Annual membership packages for institutions and organisations. Please contact Sunken Studio for prices and terms.


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Facilities

Our dedicated ceramics studio is a 230 square meter co-working, open-plan ceramic haven. We have plenty of pottery making tools and fully maintained specialist equipment. Our kit list includes potter’s wheels, kilns, a wet back spray booth, extruders, pugmill, and blungers.

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Testimonials

I want to say a massive thank you for the course, I thoroughly enjoyed everything we did. I’m keen to keep on developing my “skills” (such as they are!) so if I can sign up for anything please let me know
— Sue

Hello... It’s Ellie from earlier today... Just wanted to thank you again for such a wonderful afternoon.... We loved it so much and YOU made the experience with a perfect mix of exact, clear, direction and informal approach...!
— Ellie

I just wanted to say that I had such a good time on your taster course a few weeks ago.
I felt like you took the class at a really good pace and were brilliant at explaining what we were doing and making sure everything was understood by everyone.

Can’t wait to see the results of our labours!
— Howie

Thank you for such a great few hours. We both love our pots. Your workshop was amazing and we still cannot believe what we achieved.
— Stewart and Lee