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BECOME A friend of cup

Friends of CUP has been created for those who wish to be part of our community outside of studio membership. Being a Friend of CUP gives ex-members and our wider community an exclusive connection to the studio through events, workshops and discounts as well as supporting our community work. 

In 2023 our Community Interest Company...

  • Sustained a membership of 60 permanent users from a wide demographic of society.

  • Supported 15 studio members to sell their ceramic work through our onsite gallery 

  • 5 free public events were held for the local community providing access to creative activities. 

  • A range of creative activities were held for approximately 600 people including those from deprived backgrounds and with barriers to learning.

  • Opportunities for education and training for 3 graduate and undergraduates giving a springboard to the craft and careers in the industry. 

  • 9 time exchange placements were provided- exchanging studio shifts and training for studio access and the use of our facilities. 

  • Paid freelance positions for our Managing Director, Technical director and Catering and Outreach Director were sustained throughout the year. 

  • 52 educational workshops were held for approximately 400 adults. 

  • 12 workshops were held for 120 young people aged 5-16.

  • 12 access sessions for ASN participants took place. 

  • A series of 8 therapeutic workshops took place for participants associated with Stonebow mental health unit, Hererford. 

  • A partnership with local charity Art 4 Veterans was kick started through a taster workshop

Organised into three tiers, we aim to offer something for everyone:

Tier one (Greenware) will provide access to socials, members events, and advance booking for guest makers and lecturers.

Tier two (Bisqueware) will provide access to all of the above, plus a discount in the cafe, and a discount on courses and clay club.

Tier three (Glazeware) will provide access to all of the above, plus supporting our community interest company's charitable projects widening our social impact. 

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Friends of cup

Potter Making Bowl

Greenware

Ex members and wider potting community

£5 per month

Access to:

Members socials

Members raku

Advance booking for guest makers

Advance booking for guest lectures

Clay Mugs and Cups

Bisqueware

Ex members and regular visitors

£25 per month

Access to:

Greenware  Plus:
10% Cafe discount
10% Off public course prices

An invitation to all private viewings

Ceramic Collection

Glazeware

Ex members and regular visitors, supporters

£50 per month

Access to:

Bisqueware Plus:

Supporting our community interest company's charitable projects, widening our social impact. 

Get in Touch About Friends Of Cup

Once you've submitted your interest we'll contact you to chat it over.

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