Old Stables Studio

Pottery courses in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

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About our studio

About our studio

Based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, the Old Stables Pottery Studio is a spacious, well-equipped ceramics workshop with 8 electric wheels, two electric kilns, a gas kiln, a slab roller and an abundance of hand tools and basic moulds.

We run long and short pottery courses throughout the year based on specific techniques and projects. We are one of the few pottery studios in Yorkshire specialising in courses that give you the full experience of producing your own pots on the potter’s wheel.

Other specific courses we can be organised by arrangement also including: hand-building,  pinch pots and coil pots, slab building, glazing and decorative techniques, garden pots and planters, slip trailing, sgraffito, smoke firing, and raku firing.

Take a look at our FAQ page for more information, or feel free to get in touch here.

Location

“Wander the creative, bohemian streets of Hebden Bridge, and you can feel the influence of the writers and artists who flocked to the village around the 70s and 80s.

“From artisan shops and inspiring galleries to organic pavement cafés and charming picture houses, the village is justifiably proud of its artistic identity. And just a few moments away – pretty wooded valleys and picturesque heather moorland aplenty.”

– yorkshire.com

Location

Edyn Culverwell

“I’d like to teach the world to throw
in perfect symmetry.
Make sets of mugs and jugs and bowls
and perfect pots for tea!

It’s the wheel thing!”

 

Edyn studied Fine Art in Leeds and since then has been teaching arts and crafts – including painting, printing, pottery and design for over 35 years to all kinds of people in all kinds of places. Edyn has a reputation for being a multi-skilled ‘Jack of all trades & master of many’.

After discovering clay about 20 years ago, Edyn went on to study Ceramics at Glasgow School of Art. A lovely man called Jim Behan gave her some lessons throwing on the potter’s wheel… she was hooked and she’s never looked back! Edyn has been enchanted by the  joys of making mud into wonderful useful objects ever since.

Edyn Culverwell

Lizzie Wharton

Lizzie helps Edyn run the studio by sending lots of emails! She also adds up numbers, makes lists, organises unruly people in her family, bats her eyelids and waves her hands about.

As well as all that Lizzie likes making cakes and cleaning, which is a good job because pottery can be a messy business!

Lizzie Wharton