7 Spot Pottery
7 Spot is a 420sq.ft ceramic studio located in Islington Mill, Salford.
We run handbuilding and throwing courses, and offer studio memberships.
We currently have 15 members from all walks of life who either work as artists or enjoy ceramics as a hobby. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive educational environment for people of all ability levels and experience. We believe in the benefits of clay as a therapeutic tool for everyone, whether as a personal practice or professional endeavour.
The minimum requirement to be considered for membership is that you have completed at least a 6 week course, whether at 7 Spot Pottery or elsewhere. We feel strongly that ceramics should be accessible to as many people as possible and do not require that you have formal education in ceramics to be able to join us!
Membership includes storage space, 30 litres of kiln space per month, access to house glazes and equipment, and 24hr key holder access to the studio.
Our studio equipment includes 2 toploading kilns, an extruder, a slab roller and 9 pottery wheels. Access to basic stoneware glazes & stoneware clay is also available.
We can be found at this address (links to Google Maps):
Parking & access:
Our site does not have private parking facilities, however there is plenty of roadside parking available close by on James Street on evenings and weekends. If attending weekday daytimes, we recommend using the 2-hour spaces, on James Street, or next to Co-op on Chapel street, or Cleminson Street Car Park.
The studio is a 10 minute walk from Salford Central train station, or 15 minutes walk from Albert Square.
The studio is located on the first floor of a renovated Victorian mill, and unfortunately we do not currently have lift access. We do hope to get this in the future so that our space can be fully inclusive of people with mobility issues. We apologise for the inconvenience.
Meg Beamish is a potter working and living in Manchester, UK. Graduating with a Ceramics degree from the Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2017, she went on to apprentice part time with potter Jeremy Steward at Wobage Workshops in Herefordshire. Meg now works as a technician and tutor at 7 Spot Pottery in Salford, offering private tuition and scheduled courses at varying levels.
Meg specialises in producing simple tableware alongside more explorative and expressive pots. She draws inspiration from traditional studio pottery practices and allows the making process to be evident in her work. Her use of slips and oxides are dynamic and purposeful and are used to highlight the movement encapsulated in the playful nature of the creative process.
The use of materials sourced directly from the local landscape is at the centre of Meg’s practical and creative ethos. Sand and clays found in her immediate environment are used to create a one-to-one link between her pieces and the organic surroundings in which she finds herself.