Pottery studio and classes in Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK


Dawn Almasi
Director / Tutor
3D Ceramics

Since graduating, I’ve been teaching pottery to both Secondary students, adults with learning and physical differences and the general public for the last 25 years. In 2007 I moved to Stroud and began working part time for Lansdown Pottery within the lower floor of the CSA. I have since continued to be part of the management and teacher in this beautiful historic building. What I bring to the successful running and continual development of the pottery are years of experience in studio management, a broad knowledge of ceramics with a focus in wheel throwing, glazing and firing techniques. In between the running of Stroud Pottery and teaching, I also produce my own work which I am continually developing new designs for, taking inspiration from Polish pottery and my love of surface texture.

Natalie Case
Director / Tutor

Having worked and studied within the Arts and Education for the past 30 years, exploring and making work in a variety of mediums, I rediscovered my love of clay whilst living in Singapore and devoted my time there learning and developing my own practice. This opportunity, after many years of teaching Art & Design and Photography in secondary, sixth form and colleges allowed me to focus primarily upon this wonderful material. Since my return to the UK I took a studio at Craft at the Centre and became part of the development team bringing experience of studio development, management and planning. Alongside this I manage the separate artist studios and teach classes, specialising in hand building. In my own practice I lean towards making pieces with a narrative, often combining hand built forms with sgraffito illustration.


Ed is a ceramic artist currently working from a studio in Stroud. Ed graduated with a BA in Fine Art from University College Falmouth, 2014. His practice has evolved through painting into clay sculpture, ceramics and aspects of studio pottery, with wheel thrown forms, plates and painterly glaze application being a major focus. He has previously worked in a porcelain dinnerware company and apprenticed to a very well-established potter who specialised in handmade restaurant-ware and studio pottery


Emily Joy
BA(hons) Ceramics.
MA Fine Art Sculpture.

Emily is a sculptor, ceramicist and
installation artist based in
Stroud. She has a wide range of teaching
experience including, adults, children,
adults with learning differences
and other barriers to learning. With her children’s
class Emily provides a warm and safe
environment, learning and understanding clay
and its possibilities in hand building,