Southmead Maker Space

Our community's space for creativity and craft

What is Southmead Maker Space?

Southmead Maker Space is a community pottery studio in Southmead, run by Southmead Development Trust, a local charity. We are a collection of staff, volunteers and local residents working together to build a thriving community. 

The Maker Space is based at the Southmead Adventure Playground and will offer pottery workshops for all ages and abilities, providing a welcoming space to come together to learn and create.  

We’re launching this summer! There will be beginner level workshops covering the basics of hand-built pottery covering tools, techniques and processes.  

Our first course!

Ceramics Hand-building: an introduction to hand building with clay

This 4 week course offers an excellent introduction to hand building with clay in a friendly, welcoming environment. Students will be taught a variety of hand-building techniques that will allow them to make ceramics that can be used at home as functional pots, or put on display as more sculptural items.

Weeks 1 and 2 of the course will introduce students to hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling and slab building.

Weeks 3 and 4 will continue to develop these skills while also introducing methods for surface decoration using underglazes as well as simple glazing to complete your piece.

This is ideal for someone starting out in learning about pottery and clay. Students who are already confident in handbuilding are also welcome to come along and work with their own projects. The class is 2 hours long each week.

Materials, tools and firings are provided. Participants must be 18+ years.

Your tutor will be Simone Davis.

A space for everyone to play with clay!

Try something new. Channel your inner creator. Take your creations home.

Where is Southmead Maker Space

Where is Southmead Maker Space

You can find Southmead Maker Space at The Ranch (Southmead Adventure Playground), Doncaster Road, Southmead, BS10 5PP