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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. 


Friends of cup

Potter Making Bowl


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


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


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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