Photograph by Cat Lane

Next Sessions:

Session 1:

Saturday 11th February

Session 2:

Tuesday 7th March

(Finishing & Glazing only*)


4.00 - 5.00PM 

£10 for one hour  

Not including kiln firing fee

There is a minimum of 5 people and a maximum of 12 people for each hour of the session.

Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Download our Ceramic Studio Handbook for further details on our studio terms of use. 

Please note as an untutored session, for everyone’s safety we reserve the right to ask participants to leave the studio if terms of use or sufficient competency levels for independent working are not met.

The studio has 4 potters wheels available to use by those experienced to do so.

About these workshops
Ceramics Open Sessions are untutored workshops designed for people who have previously taken our pottery courses at MKAC, that would like to use the studio to make their own ceramic creations and get to know other people who are also interested in making ceramics.

Note: *Due to the Ceramics Studio Facilities closing to the public at the end of March 2023 these sessions are primarily an opporunity to finish existing works.

A technician will be on site to monitor the sessions ensuring the safety of all participants.

Ceramics Firing Service
Please note these sessions are for studio use only and the fee does not include bisque, or glaze firing which are available to purchase at an additional cost. (Please see Ceramic Firing Service page for details).

You can either bring your own clay (stoneware only), or you can purchase from us:

New: £15 per 12.5 kg bag
Reclaim: £5 per 12.5kg bag

You can also use the glazes provided or your own midrange glaze (1220–1260 degrees/cone 6, only)

You will need to take the remaining clay and work home with you that is not to be fired.

Aprons or coveralls should be worn at all times, along with hair-ties and closed-toe shoes.

Ceramics Studio (Ground floor with raised tables, narrow doorways).

In an effort to make our site more environmentally friendly, we ask that students respect our wishes to reduce the amount of uncollected / unwanted work at the end of term.

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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