The Kiln Rooms

by in Peckham Rye

We did it
On 17th June 2015 we successfully raised £20,000 with 89 supporters in 42 days

We are creating an open access ceramics studio, providing professional development for members and a range of classes for all.

by in Peckham Rye

New stretch target

Thank you for all your support! Not only have we reached our target but have now ordered this new 240 litre kiln:

The studio is filling up nicely. Reserve your space now and help us make the studio as welcoming and efficient as possible.

The Kiln Rooms is a new open access ceramics studio, based in Peckham Rye. Supporting members by providing a professional working environment, a range of equipment, classes and expert technical support.  


The affordable communal studio will allow members to grow within a community of makers. Artists and experienced hobbyists will be challenged to progress through the professional development programme. We will provide accessible information on all aspects of professional practice and organise a range of lectures and talks from invited guests. Alongside practical advice members will be encouraged to sell their work, through the Summer Show and Christmas Sale.

Members will be able to use the studio up to 18 hours per week. We will limit membership numbers to ensure that the studio is never too busy. Everyone will have a personal storage area alongside communal storage and have free access to our in house glazes and kiln usage. For more information and opening times please visit our website.

This strong sense of community will also extend to evening classes where people of all abilities are welcome to sign up.




These sessions will be held in the class area of The Kiln Rooms, where we often share a bottle of wine and like to create a comfortable, fun environment for everyone to enjoy. People of all abilities are welcome to sign up as we will tailor to everyone’s capabilities. You will be encouraged to work on projects which will help develop different techniques of hand building, mold work, throwing, decorating and glazing. Personal projects are also encouraged. The courses will run in 12 week blocks of 3 hour sessions.


Stuart's current studio in Shoreditch

Stuart will also be running an In-Road Course for beginners who are keen to become members. These will run for 6 consecutive weeks and each session will consist of 4 hours intensive teaching through demonstrations and repetition. Upon completion you will get one month's membership to The Kiln Rooms where you can continue working on projects with onsite technical assistance.

We have also just introduced a 4 week taster course for beginners. These will provide an insight into the possibilities of working with clay without having to commit to a full 12 week block of classes.



We have just secured a beautiful old industrial style studio split over two floors, with huge skylights on the roof. Copeland Park and the Bussey Building make up a complex which is now home to a wide range of artist studios and creative hubs. This thriving artistic community is buzzing with life and is under 200 meters from Peckham Rye station. Link to map

We're currently transforming an empty space into an efficient and welcoming studio. 

Click here to see our virtual tour


Upstairs - class area

The team

Stuart Carey is a successful ceramist, currently selling work in London, Paris and New York. He has a ten year education in ceramics culminating in a Masters degree from the Royal College of Art. He has worked alongside some of the biggest names in ceramics, taught for the RCA, GSA & CSM and earlier this year won ‘use of materials’ award at the Homes & Garden’s Design Awards. Stuart has also recently completed a residency at The New Craftsman.

Ben Cooper has vast experience in Arts Management in which he gained a Masters degree. He regularly manages events / day to day operations in arts institutions and cultural venues, including over five years as Bars & Events manager at the Royal College of Art. His insight into the operations and management of the studio will ensure its professionalism and high standards.

Adam Ross has years of experience in all technical roles, as well as his own ceramic practice. Adam has a BAhons in Ceramic Design and is a founder and co-owner of the Thomas Ross pottery in Newcastle Upon Tyne.    



We’re currently in the process of setting up the studio which is our biggest expense. With your support we can turn an empty space into a ceramics studio that’s both efficient and welcoming.

You can sign up for membership or classes today through Crowdfunder. This will guarantee you a place at a reduced rate and will also help us create the perfect environment for you to work in. You can also support us through smaller donations and help this ceramic studio become a reality. 

For more information please visit our website:



Terms & conditions:

The gift from Stuart Carey will be made at The Kiln Rooms and will be availble for collection from 1st September 2015.

Crowdfunder pledge in exchange for membership: Memberships can start anytime between 30th June - 30th September 2015.

Classes will only go ahead if 8 or more people sign up. In the event of us not reaching this target you will be offered alternative dates/times or to defer starting a block of classes. If we cannot come to an arrangement we will offer a full refund.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Just giving - a thank you for believing in our project and an invite to our launch

£90 or more

£90 Reward

Gift - a thank you, launch invite and a one off piece made by Stuart Carey

£100 or more

10 of 12 claimed

£100 Reward

Taster classes starting 1st July (4 week block) Wednesdays 6pm-9pm

£100 or more

5 of 10 claimed

£100 Reward

Taster classes starting 5th August (4 week block) Wednesdays 6pm-9pm

£250 or more

9 of 14 claimed

£250 Reward

Classes (12 week block) Starting mid September 2015

£380 or more

3 of 9 claimed

£380 Reward

In-Road Course (6 week block) Saturdays 10am-2pm. Followed by 1 month membership. Starting 4th July.

£800 or more

2 of 4 claimed

£800 Reward

6 months membership (plus £25 materials budget)

£1,550 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£1,550 Reward

1 years membership (plus a £50 materials budget)

£150 or more

22 of 22 claimed

£150 Reward

1 month membership

£250 or more

14 of 14 claimed

£250 Reward

Classes (12 week block) Tuesdays 6pm-9pm. Starting 30th June.

£410 or more

14 of 14 claimed

£410 Reward

3 months membership (plus a free bag of clay)

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