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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 2022 our Community Interest Company...

  • Sustained a membership of 55  permanent users from a wide demographic of society has been built up and sustained through affordable access. 

  • Supported 15 plus members to sell their work through our onsite gallery and online. 

  • Held creative activities attended by over 500 people from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds

  • Over 1000 visitors to our exhibitions and open activity days 

  • Supported and trained 2 graduates giving a springboard to careers

  • Provided placements for 7 time exchange staff 

  • Ran 88 educational workshops for over 400 adults

  • Held 12 workshops for 120 young makers 5-14

  • Delivered free sessions for 90 students from Brookfield (social, emotional and mental health needs) School across the spring term. 

  • Delivered the Schools Holidays and Activities programme for 60 young people 

  • Delivered a series of 6 sessions for Orchard End residential care home

  • Raised funds for Herefordshire City of Sanctuary supporting refugees this winter.  



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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