What does a CUP membership include?

Membership includes up to 12 hours a week open studio with guidance of our onsite mentor, use of facilities, tools, and glazes, up to 40 litres per month of standard temperature firing, and your own storage shelf (45cmx45cmx90cm). The only additional thing you have to buy is clay, which we sell on-site at bulk prices. Evidence of previous training in ceramics is necessary to become a member, otherwise we encourage you to take our 10 week induction course.

What will membership cost?

clay lover contract (up to 12hr open studio per week)

Pay monthly contract,  3 month commitment:
£75 a month

Pay monthly contract, 6 month commitment:
£70  a month

Pay monthly contract, 12 month commitment:
£65 a month

Cheaper to buy in bulk! A three month membership costs £230 (so £70 per month), a 6 month membership costs just £390 (so £65 a month), or you can pay £720 upfront and get 12 months of membership for just £60 a month.

 

Part time clay lover contract (up to 4 hours open studio per week)

pay monthly contract, 3 month commitment:

£55 A MOnth

pay monthly contract, 6 month commitment:

£50 a month

pay monthly contract, 12 month commitment:

£45 a month

Cheaper to buy in bulk! A three month membership costs £150 (so £50 per month), a 6 month membership costs just £270 (so £45 a month), or you can pay £540 upfront and get 12 months of membership for just £40 a month.

 

We encourage our members to walk, cycle or car share if you can!

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One of our mentors Charlie Hill at work at the wheel... She is responsible for the pots photographed in our banners.

At CUP there will always be a trained mentor on site for advice and assistance.

Will courses run at CUP?

4 week studio taster course: We will be running regular 4 week studio taster courses. In this course you will receive a taster of making ceramics using throwing and hand building methods.

Upcoming courses:

Monday 12th November 6.30-9pm

Saturday 12th January 10am-12.30 pm

Thursday 21st March 9.30am-12 pm

Cost: £85

plus additional materials/firing costs for finished products.

10 week ‘ceramics for all’ course: We run a ‘ceramics for all’ course all year round which is designed to lead into studio membership. Our course leader and experienced ceramicist and educationalist Pat Thompson of 'All year round pottery' will handle the development of your skills and the conveying of our ethos with her very capable hands. This course is ideal for you if you are looking for an extensive introduction to throwing and hand building or just to refresh rusty skills.

Upcoming courses:

Monday 14th January 2019 6.30-9pm

Monday 29th April 2019 6.30-9pm

Cost: £200

plus additional materials/firing costs for finished products.

10 week intermediate course: We aim to run an 10 week intermediate course in more advanced skills in throwing and hand-building in 2019. Please contact for details: info@cupceramics.com £200

plus additional materials/firing costs for finished products.

Master classes: CUP aims to run regular masterclasses in throwing, hand-building, glazing and firing as well as hosting guest speakers from expert artists from all over the UK. Discounts for all master classes educational events will apply to contracted members. Contact us for details: info@cupceramics.com

If what you have seen interests you please make us aware of your interest through the contact links at the foot of the page.