ABOUT

7 Spot Pottery is a 360sq.ft ceramic studio located in Islington Mill, Salford.

We run handbuilding and throwing courses, and offer studio memberships.

We currently have 10 members from all walks of life who either work as artists or enjoy ceramics as a hobby. Membership includes storage space, 40l firings included, and 24hr key holder access. *Memberships are currently FULL!*

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive environment for people of all ability levels and experience, and welcome people who have no experience of working with clay at all, to those who have completed higher education in ceramics.

We believe in the benefits of clay as a therapeutic tool for everyone, whether as a personal practice or professional endeavour.

Our studio equipment includes 2 toploading kilns, an extruder, a slab roller and 4 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 or around the Chapel Street area. 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, so 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.

 

Calendar of studio events: 

 

Please note: Private classes are available outside of opening hours. Please contact us to arrange these and find details on our booking page. 

 

Contact details:

7spotpottery@gmail.com

07570415909 (Pascal) 

 

Studio managers & tutors:

Pascal Nichols
Pascal founded 7 Spot Pottery in 2017, to carry out his own ceramic practice, and to offer ceramics facilities and education to the local community. He is a qualified teacher (Ceramics degree and PGCE Art & Design) and has over 13 years experience of teaching as a freelance practitioner to learners of all ages and abilities.
Clients include; Crafts Council, The Lowry, Manchester Museum, Z Arts, Park School PRU, Wilmslow Guild
 Pascal’s classes are relaxed and friendly, with a focus on learning new skills and enjoying the process of experimentation and making, tailoring his teaching to each learner.
Eva Elliott
 
Eva is a qualified Art & Design teacher (PGCE) with 10 years experience working in colleges and schools, working with learners of all ages. She has a BA Hons degree in Fine Art Sculpture and runs ‘Margo’, her ceramic jewellery brand, alongside support work in schools.
She has a wide range of skills from her time spent teaching GCSE Art, from screenprinting, sculpture and drawing but spends most of her free time making delicate porcelain jewellery.
She runs regular one-day ceramic workshops for Plant Shop Manchester, based in Stockport Old Town, ranging from handbuilding, jewellery and decorative ceramic wall hangings. Eva is a versatile and flexible practitioner and is always up for new challenges, practically and creatively.
In Eva’s workshops you can expect a chatty, relaxed environment where all learners are actively included and supported to make the best of their potential. She is a pro at making people feel at ease and differentiating the learning so that everyone understands and doesn’t feel intimidated.