Ceramics Studio Start Up

by Creative Stirling in Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom


raised of £5,000 target
39% 31 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £5,000 is pledged by June 21st 2019 at 11:37am

To buy specialist kit enabling Hannah and other ceramicists in the Stirling area to teach beginners classes and develop their own practice.

by Creative Stirling in Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom

Our Story

Hannah is an early career ceramicist working in Stirling who is passionate about her practice and teaching others about her craft and throwing clay as an art form. Hannah is part of the Made in Stirling collective at the new creative hub at 44 King Street with experience of teaching community classes for all ages. Creative Stirling is a social enterprise set up in 2012 who have recently established this new creative space in the city centre as part of scaling up their plans to energise and create capacity for more creative enterprise and arts led start-up businesses.

Hannah at work on the wheel.

Our Passion

It's going really well so far, with lots of artist led classes and events and opportunities being created and delivered at the hub, and we aim to make everything we do sustainable with a business model that reinvests all of the income we generate back into our community. Funding for arts projects is really difficult these days, but we believe that traditional craft skills are super important and something everyone can enjoy and benefit from, and we know that there's a demand for this kind of craft experience from the lovely people who come into Made in Stirling Store every day and tell us about the kind of creative practices and activities that they want to learn and do. 

Our Need

We need some capital funding for a range of new ceramics kit so that Hannah and other local ceramicists can share their knowledge and skills with each other and with the wider community. We need potters wheels and a kiln, to start with, so we can help to establish the ceramics studio in the city centre to offer classes and workshops that everyone can enjoy and bring something different to Stirling. 


Here are just some of the rewards made by Hannah MacKintosh. To see more images of the rewards on offer follow us and Hannah on social media, or come into Made in Stirling!

Instagram @creative_stirling and @hjmackintosh

Some Teapots by MacKintosh Made available:

Some of the Cups available by MacKintosh Made:

Rewards available by local potter Kathleen Morison:


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

5 of 10 claimed

Adult taster clay throwing tuition session

Try clay throwing with an expert for guidance in an introductary session and discover your passion for clay - it's addictive!

£15 or more

3 of 20 claimed

Kids Clay Building Class for two

Two places for young people to discover hand building with clay as part of a fun group workshop activity - make something to take home age 8+

£20 or more

6 of 10 claimed

Hand thrown mug

One of a kind, hand thrown mug Made in Stirling by Hannah - MacKintosh Ceramics

£25 or more

0 of 2 claimed

One of a Kind Piece by Kathleen Morison

2 handmade, unique works by Kathleen Morison. Come into Made in Stirling and follow on social media to see the work.

£40 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Original Kathleen Morison Pot

Unique one of a kind pots made by Kathleen Morison, a local potter in Stirling and part of the collective at Made in Stirling.

£50 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Hand thrown Teapots

One of a kind, hand thrown Teapot Made in Stirling by Hannah - MacKintosh Ceramics. Go to [bloglink] to view and visit us instore [Made] to choose your piece.

£100 or more

3 of 4 claimed

Bespoke Clay throwing group workshop

Small group [4 adults] enjoy a private group session with tutor Hannah MacKintosh and discover the joy of throwing clay with your friends.

£200 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Bespoke clay throwing group workshop

Group [8 adults] enjoy a private group session with tutor Hannah MacKintosh and discover the joy of throwing clay with your friends.

£595 or more

1 of 4 claimed

6 month Studio Membership

Discounted membership to the studio for 6 months, full price normally £720. Memebrship includes 12.5 kg of clay, cost of all glazes, kiln space for bisque, kiln space for glaze (enough to cover 12.5 kg worth of work), dedicated shelve space to store work and materials, priority booking of potters wheels, full use of equipment, storage space for wheels and equipment, automatic entry into studio exhibitions.

Let's make 'Ceramics Studio Start Up' happen

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