Leading studio potter Lisa Hammond opens her studio to host Clay College’s students in London. The weekend features demonstrations by Lisa, Darren Ellis, apprentice Dom Upson and Kevin Millward, with an exhibition by Maze Hill Pottery and Clay College.
Clay College was founded in 2017 after the Trustees of Adopt a Potter identified the need to establish a not-for-profit, vocational college, where master potters could share their skills with a new generation of ceramicists.
In just nine months, the Trustees of Adopt a Potter – with huge support from the wider pottery community – raised the funds to open the unique college in September 2017. The two-year intensive course that Clay College offers is a vital opportunity to turn the tide in ceramics education in the UK, returning to a skills-based and vocational hands-on approach, with students taught by professional master potters.
This weekend is a rare opportunity to see the work of Clay College and to meet the students within the workshop of one of their Trustees, Master Potter Lisa Hammond MBE. Besides the demonstrations, there is a chance to explore Lisa’s studio, including her famous kiln yard.