New Ceramics Studio opening in Farringdon

To kick off 2024, Farringdon is welcoming a new ceramics studio to the neighbourhood.

By Lisa Darrer

close up of someone using a potter's wheel
Photo: Natalie Martinez Photography

To kick off 2024, Farringdon is welcoming a new ceramics studio to the neighbourhood, and they are looking for locals to get involved with their new range of courses, taster sessions and private events offerings.

The Kiln Room’s fourth studio will be a purpose built teaching space, under 200m from Farringdon station, central London. It’ll host a range of courses & workshops for people of all levels. Opening March 2024. Address: 11 Eagle Court, London. EC1M 5QD.

Although their roots are still firmly in South East London (Peckham), The Kiln Rooms have been searching for another teaching studio for some time, and upon finding this central London location in Clerkenwell, they quickly discovered it ticked all the boxes.

Not only is the space just right, but it’s on a quiet street, under 200m from a major transport hub (Farringdon Station). There’s also a variety of places to eat and drink on it’s doorstep, and only a short walk to Barbican and Exmouth Market.

The proximity to the Barbican Centre is another drawing point, as the plans for the redevelopment of Smithfield Market get underway, soon to become home to the Museum of London.

This small but growing, independent ceramics business has selected this spot not only for it’s ideal location, but for the history of the plot itself.

Education is at the centre of what The Kiln Rooms does, and whilst researching the area it became apparent that Eagle Court had been a school built in the 1870s, apparently notorious for its lawless art students. It continued being a place of education after the First World War when London College of Communication took it over and today there’s The Goldsmith’s Centre opposite, which is an institution sharing many aligning values with The Kiln Rooms.

Opening a pottery in Eagle Court will not only open up new, creative and educational opportunities to the neighbourhood, but will also keep the tradition of education and creativity alive in this area. (That said, the studio will do their best to ensure the  potters won’t be as lawless as the 19th century artists were!)

Several people in a pottery class
Photo: Natalie Martinez Photography

The new studio will host both evening and morning 12 week courses, shorter tasters (one-off and 5 week courses) and be fully set-up to host private sessions, parties and corporate events. The schedule will go live early January at which point, bookings will be taken.

The current plan will see evening 12 week courses and a 5 week course hosted  Monday to Thursday, plus a 12 week Monday morning course. On weekends, they’ll likely have a Saturday morning 12 week course, plus run taster sessions too. Amongst all of this, there’ll be plenty of room to schedule in your parties, social events, work away days etc! 

If people want to register their interest and be one of the first to hear about the new classes schedule, please email: [email protected]

Farringdon is served by a number of train and tube lines, including: The Elizabeth line, Thameslink, the Metropolitan line, Circle line and Hammersmith & City line. The following buses also stop very close by: 17, 40, 55, 63, 243, 341

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