Two of our alumni – Alice Shields and Steve Sales – who had their final degree show with us in September, have set up a new ceramics facility in Bristol. We wish them great success…
We are Clay Shed, a new purpose built ceramic studio soon to be opening in Redfield Bristol.
Our ethos is largely centred on developing the practice of emerging makers, or makers wishing to engage critically with their practice. Founded by recent MA Ceramic graduates from Bath Spa university, we recognise the significance of a supportive and critically dynamic environment established during a student’s time on their course. But what happens after graduation when that network disappears? Clay Shed aims to bridge the gap between university and setting up your own studio. Developing a community of like minded, enthusiastic and enquiring makers to help challenge and progress each other’s practices.
We will offer full time studio space to professional makers. Facilities will include a desk and shelving unit for each space, shared shelving and access to kilns, glaze and plaster area as well as wheels. Wifi and electric (excluding kiln firings) will be included in the rent. There will be a small kitchen with microwave, kettle and toaster as well as WC facilities. Clay Shed management will also be running classes from our workshop/teaching space. Studio holders will able to rent this space at a reduced fee to run their own workshops subject to timetable availability.
We are currently looking for tenants to join us. Studio spaces start from £135 and will be ready from early Jan 2019. Please do share amongst recent graduates who may be interested in joining Clay Shed. You can follow our progress on our website www.clayshed.co.uk and on social media (Facebook and instagram)
We have also launched a crowdfunder to help raise a few extra funds. If you are interested in supporting our cause we wouldn’t say no!