The studios have been built within the expansive Upper China Halls and range in size from over 500sq.ft, some with three-phase electrical supply for kilns and machinery, to smaller studios from 150sq.ft. The studios are all self-contained, insulated and most have excellent natural light from large factory windows and overhead skylights. Most studios are on the first floor and are fully disabled accessible, with a lift for goods and people from the ground floor and disabled WC.
We welcome artists and makers working in a wide range of practices, including ceramics, textiles, and design as well as traditional visual arts practices. We can also accept others working in related fields, as long as these are essentially driven by artistic or creative practice.
There is 24 hour access to all studios and 24 hour security is maintained on the Spode site by the City Council.
A large exhibition and events space with kitchen and communal area has been provided, plus cleaning sinks and high speed wi-fi throughout the building.