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Farnham Pottery

Red brick pottery kiln

The Farnham Pottery is one of the best-preserved examples of a Victorian country pottery in England

Farnham Pottery provides community based arts, craft and education at the former industrial site.

Established in 1873 by local potter Absalom Harris, it operated for over 130 years and was run by five successive generations of the Harris family. Many well-known local potters learnt their craft at the Pottery.

The Farnham Pottery is home to three craft organisations:

318 Ceramics Adult Pottery Classes

A creative organisation, which provides education and support to all makers, from complete beginners through to professionals. Offering a programme of skills-based courses, workshops and master classes, all 318 Ceramics tutors are experts in their respective fields, and many have strong international reputations in both teaching and practice. There are four dedicated studios for makers and a growing programme of community engagement projects. 318 Ceramics Adult Pottery Classes offers open access studios and a hireable craft studio.



West Street Potters

West Street Potters run day and evening classes for people of all abilities to experience ceramics through classes, workshops and community events.



Farnham Sculpture

Farnham Sculpture is a group of wood and stone carvers, offering well equipped studio space and support for both experienced and novice carvers. Farnham Sculpture also offer workshops and courses throughout the year.


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