The Harley Pottery Studio

Paint a pot in The Harley Pottery Studio


The Harley Pottery Studio is currently closed. We plan that Open Access Thursdays will resume from the 20th May.

When we reopen, additional safety measures will be in place. This will include limiting the number of participants and asking you to pre-book your place before attending a class. We will also have socially distanced workstations, sanitised tools and equipment, and shorter sessions.

About the pottery studio

The Harley Pottery Studio provides pottery and ceramics classes; from a child’s first try at pottery throwing, to open access sessions (with firing) for established ceramicists.

Keep an eye on our events listings for full details of our events, including sessions for painting pottery, and tutored ceramics classes.

If you’re looking for an unusual gift idea, Pottery Studio vouchers can be purchased from The Harley Shop. The Harley Pottery Studio is available to hire, perfect for an arty children’s party or a team-building session for your workplace.

The Harley Pottery Studio was set up following a generous donation of equipment and funding from Nottinghamshire County Council.  It is managed by Potter and Tutor Lynne Staniland.

It has a full range of ceramics facilities, including two kilns and six potter’s wheels.

The spacious workshop is located in The Harley Studios, within Welbeck’s Victorian Kitchen Garden. The Pottery Studio is in The Harley Foundation’s ‘East Workshops’ which were designed by architect John Outram and were inspired by the historic Pineapple Pits.

How to get here

Planning a visit? The studio is approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the galleries, within The Harley Studios complex. Ask at Gallery Reception for access to the studio complex, then follow the teapot signs.