In Production is a shared professional studio space created by Turning Earth as part of our mission to promote ceramics talent within London. Accommodating 28 makers at a time, we aim to recruit a mutually supportive group of some of the most talented makers London has to offer. The studio is designed for a mix of users: makers launching a professional career and wanting to learn studio skills in a safe environment before striking out on their own, professional artists who want an affordable long term work place, and advanced hobbyists who want to fire and glaze independently. Whatever your reason for joining, we want to do what we can to enable you to develop. We are very proud of our track record of launching the careers of some of the UK's most exciting designer makers.

In Production moves to a new, light-filled 2,600 sq ft site at Unit 14, Building 8 Argall Avenue (around the corner from the Turning Earth centre at 11 Argall Avenue) in May 2019.

In Production Ceramics Studio from Turning Earth

Rental price: £330 per month for general use, £390 with personal work space
Refundable key deposit: £100

In Production Ceramics Studios in East London
  • Includes use of all shared equipment and any-time access.

  • Minimum contract length is six-months, although please note there is a two month trial period.

  • Your deposit of £100 will be returned when you leave the studio.

Additional costs (guide prices)

  • Firing is charged per use (prices based on 290 litre internal volume L&L kiln)

    • Full glaze kiln £40 (covers energy, element use, normal wear and tear. Please note this also includes the bisque firing, which is carried out communally)

  • Clay is available at Turning Earth member prices through the main studio in building 8 Argall Ave.

  • Other materials available at cost through our shop.

    • Glaze materials are sold in the amounts needed at cost to give you ready access to materials at bulk prices

    • Packaging materials are available at cost, to make fulfillment straightforward and affordable

Please note: as a condition of membership, makers must each clean for one hour each week on a schedule.

Individual space

Standard membership with shared work space (£330 per month)

  • Personal 6-shelf storage unit (61 x 122 x 186cm)

Membership with personal work space (£390 per month)

  • 1.8m x 2.4m cubicle area

Shared facilities

  • 2,600 sq ft work space with abundant overhead light

  • 4 x L&L top-loading kilns

  • 1 x gas kiln (arriving July 2019)

  • 10 shimpo wheels

  • Making tables

  • Slab roller

  • Glaze spray booth

  • Pugmill

  • Extruder

  • Shop around the corner with glaze materials and packing supplies at cost

  • Kitchenette

  • Peer learning coordinator on-site to give you thorough inductions in all work processes.

In Production full time Ceramics Makerspace from Turning Earth

Ongoing support and training

Full inductions and training on kiln firing and all machines in use at Turning Earth will be given to all makers when they start. Makers will be supported to learn to manage their studio needs as they grow an independent business.

Kiln and equipment maintenance and repairs will be undertaken by members with full support and guidance from our peer learning coordinator. This is to help you develop full confidence in studio management so you can operate an independent studio. We also coordinate peer-learning opportunities to enable you to develop.

Business resources

Kilns at In Production Ceramics Studios in London

Resources for makers include:

  • WI-FI (from mid May 2019)

  • Office equipment with printer and power outlets

  • Photo booth

  • Website profile

Additional workers

£15 a day for an additional worker (must be fully inducted into all relevant equipment)

Turning Earth facilities

  • Discounted access to Turning Earth Learning Hub events

  • Easy access to glaze materials and tools from the Turning Earth shop

  • Opportunities to train to become a teacher in the nearby Turning Earth centre

  • Priority allocation of Turning Earth classes once qualified