The Clay Rooms
The Clayrooms’ premises at 19 Dig Street, Ashbourne, is a centre for excellence in ceramics and pottery making. The state-of-the-art fully equipped studio houses eight potter’s wheels, four kilns and other facilities such as a slab roller. The Clayrooms’ successes to date include the Our Game community project where five tonnes of clay was used by 3,000 participants and seen by viewers from all over the world to widespread critical acclaim, an extended class timetable, a popular Budding Potters Club, a growing band of members, the development of a range of products, and hosting masterclasses with ceramic professionals from a variety of disciplines.
Launched in 2017 and relocating to Ashbourne town centre last year, the creative studio has celebrated some outstanding achievements in the past three years, and owners Sarah Heaton and Helen Cammiss are using their creative skills to adapt their business model In line with the ongoing current situation.
Like many businesses and organisations having to adapt to survive the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Ashbourne-based open-access 3D pottery studio The Clayrooms has made a number of changes to its offering to allow it to re-open and continue to provide the service much loved by customers.