Frequently asked questions

Can anyone book time to work in the studio?

Yes! Everyone is welcome. An independent wheel or table place can be pre-booked to reserve your work space. Instruction is not available during the independent studio sessions but if you don't have experience and just want to try it out on your own without guidance you're still welcome to come and have some fun!

I don't know how to throw, is instruction available?

Instruction is only provided during workshops or courses, not during the Do It Yourself independent sesssions.

Can I buy clay in the studio or can I bring my own?

Clay must be purchased in the studio, there are 5 kinds of stoneware available; the price ranges from 70kr - 90kr / kg. The price of clay includes engobe, glaze, and two firings, worktime is always seperate. No clay is allowed to be brought into the studio.

Can I pay another way besides PayPal?

Yes! Go to the booking page and continue as if you were to pay with your PayPal account, chose to pay as a guest and you'll be able to pay with a card instead.

Can I rent the kiln to fire my pieces or drop my pieces off for firing?

No, only the things made in the studio will be fired in the studio.

When are the next courses?

The next set of weekly courses are posted on the book online page. They can be booked 7 days ahead of the course. If there are no future courses available then the dates have not been set, they will be posted once they are. 4 hour Sunday Workshops are continuously added to the booking page here:

Are my pieces finished?

Bisque firing pieces usually take two weeks before they will be ready to glaze. Glaze pieces will be fired within 1-2 weeks of glaze being applied - plates may take an extra week to fit into the kiln. As of mid-October 2021 the glaze firings cannot be completed until the kiln is repaired, as soon as it's fixed we'll fired your pieces as soon as possible! If you took a 4 hour workshop Leigh will send you a message when they are finished (typically 4-8 weeks after the workshop).

How can I book a private session or party?

Please email about this, responses can take a while so plan ahead.

How long will my pieces be stored?

DIY independent session pieces will be stored at a maximum of 3 weeks. Pieces must be marked with a name and date, if you're worried you did not put a date on your pieces feel free to pop by and check asap to avoid them being recycled.

Do I have to book a space for the DIY sessions?

It is best to book as some times are more popular than others (often late nights and Saturdays respectively) but there is always one drop-in wheel available that cannot be booked online so you can come by and see if it's available.