We are fully set up. Setting up a studio in London is an expensive process. Becoming a member of The Kiln Rooms saves money and provides flexibility. We provide all of the equipment and tools necessary for just about any form of ceramics and boast large working areas with professional workstations for all members. Setting us apart from other studios is our Professional Development Programme, available to all members.
Located only 300 meters from Peckham Rye station – MAP
Exhibitions and retail opportunities We encourage members to sell their work, so alongside practical advice we host two shows a year, a Summer Show and a Christmas Sale. With a large pool of members and great contacts we are able to draw buyers and businesses from far and wide, opening up retail avenues and helping fund members’ ongoing practice. We are also opening a temporary shop May-Oct 2018.
What happens if it gets busy? The open access principle, whilst limiting usage to a maximum of 18 hours a week, alongside a diverse group of members with different lifestyles ensure that people come and go at different times. We aim to keep this community feel alive whilst not getting too busy. Classes run in the ‘class area’ of the studio, minimising interference with members. There are a range of classes that can be as valuable to members as to external users.
Community The Kiln Rooms is built on a community premise whereby all members work respectfully alongside each other or together for mutual benefit. Working within this studio model fuels the development of ideas and a broadening of social / professional networks which would not be possible by working in isolation. We nurture this through a range of talks, events, shows and selling opportunities.
The basic practicalities As a member you have your own storage space where you can keep personal items and work in progress. As soon as a piece is ready for firing it goes onto the communal shelves where it returns after being fired by our technical staff. As part of your membership fee you get to use the communal firings and glazes (within reason). There is a well-stocked storeroom onsite selling a variety of clays designed for the communal firing temperatures of 1000oc for Bisque and 1260oc for Stoneware.
* We currently have a waiting list for membership *
£170: membership per month, rolling contract. Minimum of 2 months
£930: 6 month membership
£1,780: 1 year membership
Event hire: The studio is available for a range of activities / events (more info)
We would like to thank Peter Doig for his belief and support in The Kiln Rooms and we would also like to thank everyone who supported us in raising £20k during our Crowdfunding campaign!