Farnham is a beautiful country town with some of the finest Georgian architecture in the south and a parish church and castle dating back to the 12th century. Crafts had been practiced in the area already during the Roman period: the district was known as a pottery centre due to its supply of gault clay, oak woodland for fuel and good communication links. Kilns dating as far as AD 100 have been found in the area.
318 Ceramics is a new creative organisation dedicated to providing education and support to all makers from beginners to professionals. 318 Ceramics offers a programme of skills based courses, workshops, master classes and master days with tutors who are experts in their respective fields, many having strong international reputations in both teaching and practice.
Based at the historic Farnham Pottery, a wonderful set of buildings in Wrecclesham, on the outskirts of the craft town, the pottery is one of the best-preserved examples of a Victorian country pottery in England.
318 Ceramics is delighted to be able to call such an inspiring place home and to play a part in continuing the town’s long and rich relationship with clay by providing an inspiring range of creative courses, ducational workshops, masterclasses, children’s creative clay club, studios, open access workshops and hireable crafts spaces.
In addition to its termly programme of courses, workshops and masterclasses, 318 Ceramics plays an active part in supporting the Farnham Pottery during Heritage Open Days in September and extending its programme to include special activities and events for the Farnham Craft Town celebrations, a month long celebration of craft throughout the town in October.