Welcome to The Clay Studio

The Clay Studio provides a wide range of ceramics classes, workshops and events.

Our weekly classes are open to all abilities and offer a wide range of handbuilding and throwing options and are bookable HERE

Or please add yourself to our waiting list for the summer term’s weekly classes by clicking HERE

There are also a wide range of weekend workshops bookable HERE

Based at Barnsgate Manor Vineyard, on the A26 between Uckfield and Crowborough, The Clay Studio has far-reaching views towards the South Downs. Surrounded by beautiful fields and wild meadows, it is the perfect place to step away from the busy world and to immerse yourself in our creative classes.

We warmly welcome everyone, from beginners to experts. We always have two experienced teachers per weekly class to ensure every student receives plenty of individual attention. Students not only progress their pottery skills, but have lots of fun in our social, creative space.

As a courtesy to other students, we kindly ask that if you are unvaccinated you should take a Lateral Flow Test before each attendance at the studio. You can obtain free lateral flow test kits by clicking here or from many chemists: https://test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/order-lateral-flow-kits/


Reassuring comments from some of our students….

“Eunice and all of The Clay Studio staff have the highest regard for Covid 19 safety measures. They were early adopters of masks, social distancing and hygiene procedures and manage the ongoing challenges calmly and sensibly. Guidance is provided on working safely whilst promoting a creative, friendly atmosphere and environment. I have every confidence that all steps are being taken to keep everyone safe.” – Tessa

“So nice to be back in the studio over the summer months – it felt very airy with the large back door being open providing plenty of fresh air. There were only 8 of us on the course so there was plenty of room to have our own area to work in. Rules were explained well at the beginning of each session so we all felt very safe – well done to the Clay Studio for adapting the space so well to incorporate the Covid safety guidelines so that courses can continue. A much needed creative space away from the worries of the outside world.” – Rachel

“I was so pleased to be able to return to the Clay Studio after lockdown earlier this summer. The logistics are a little different, but the new Covid-19 safety measures now in place are clear, comprehensive and reassuring. Spending time at the Clay Studio makes me feel a step closer to normal life.” – Ingrid

“It was such bliss to be able to return to pottery classes at the Clay Studio in such a safe environment after a compulsory break of several months. Eunice and her team have put in a lot of time, thought and effort into making us all to feel incredibly safe and secure from Covid and therefore totally relaxed to allow our creative juices to flow freely!!” – B

“If you’re thinking of embarking on a course at The Clay Studio, though you’re feeling concerned about Covid 19, then be assured that safety measures are of the highest standard – and are closely adhered to at all times! This is a lovely, creative, nurturing space – and a reassuring place to be. Thank you to Eunice and her team for their expert diligence and care.” – Sue

“I attended both summer session and felt very safe there were only 8 present and we were very socially distanced. We wore masks, or a visor, which suited me best, as did the teachers which was great for those who lip read, due to deafness, like myself. Both Eunice and her team, Helen and Sussanne, we’re great in telling us the ropes re the measures that were put in place, before the summer sessions started, and reminded us when necessary.” – Linda