Claynglaze studio is a rural operation, just outside Pulborough in West Sussex and is nestled in the shadows of the south downs. The studio itself has fabulous views across the fields. The house is circa 1580 and the grounds which are some 3+acres are stunning in keeping with everything you imagine a country cottage should be. Wendy and John love to garden and “grow to eat”, there is a very well stocked allotment, green house and free range eggs from the 10 West Sussex chickens. Organic gardening and healthy eating are all part of a plan to get back to basics and live off the land as well as creating beautiful pottery.

Wendy Yates the artist in resident, has been working with clay for over 30 years. Recently retired from teaching in schools and colleges at various levels has made time to concentrate on her own work and offering technical assistance on others' creative projects.

Whatever your skill level be it beginner novice or advanced, Wendy will be able to help and advise, taking you on a journey of discovery. It's an opportunity to mix with likeminded people and because of the mix of levels in any given group you will also learn from each other. The studio is well equipped and there are different clays to choose from as well as 2 active kilns ensuring your work is fired as soon as it can be.

If I can give to other people what clay has given to me then I will be happy because clay has been my friend and at times my therapy a form of expression and my daily fix. I am fulfilled not just by what I can produce but by others whom I share my secrets with and what they can achieve for themselves, If I have made anything worthwhile it is probably as much people rather than the ceramics.
Wendy Yates

How to find us

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Our Address

Northey Cottage,
Stane Street,
North Heath,
RH20 1DJ

Meet the Team

Wendy chief potter with nearly 40 years experience.

John studio designer and builder. Expert thrower on the wheel

Charlie talented young artist/sculptor specialising in animals.

Merlin general dogsbody.