About

We believe in community, creativity and the benefits of making with clay.

Clay Works Studios Dumfries is a Ceramic/Pottery workshop which provides a friendly, informal and supportive environment where everyone is welcome to come and get hands on with Clay, learn new Ceramic techniques and/or develop existing skills. 

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LaUREN taylor

Lauren graduated from Glasgow School of Art with BA (hons) Ceramics in 2000.  Following this she worked for Dalton Pottery in Dumfries & Galloway, assisting people to throw pots and helping with the production of their slipcast ceramics.  Whilst traveling in Australia she worked for various potters making functional Pottery on the wheel.  On return Lauren moved to Totnes in Devon to work as an Apprentice at Dartington Pottery.  Here she gained in depth practical knowledge of pottery workshop practice .  Lauren went on to work as Production Thrower for Dartington Pottery until she moved to North Devon to work as Ceramics technician and recreational Teacher at North Devon College.  Whilst working at the College she also completed PCET Teacher training qualification. 

Since the birth of her first Daughter in 2008, Lauren has been mainly working as a mother, whilst also making pots and doing pencil Portraits.

Lauren exhibited her porcelain vases as part of Spring Fling 2012, and has exhibited her Ceramics since at Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries. 

Instagram. @clayworksstudiodumfries

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Chris Taylor

After graduating from the University of the West of England in 1999 Chris became an apprentice at Dartington Pottery, Totnes. On completion of his apprenticeship he went on to work for several potters around the UK before beginning to develop his own range of tableware in 2005.

In 2006 Chris became potter in residence at the Beaford Arts Centre where he worked until its closure in 2013.

In 2009 Chris began studying for an MA in Ceramics and Glass at the Royal College of Art graduating in 2011. It was during this period of study that Chris’ work evolved in to the heavily decorated and layered work seen today.

In recent years Chris has won several awards for his work and exhibits across the UK in a variety of galleries and live events.In recent years Chris has worked as lecturer of Ceramics at Plymouth College of Art across the BA and MA programs.

Instagram. @c.taylor.design