Please read take a look through our FAQs before contacting if you have any further questions or concerns. Please allow up to 7 days for a response we're a small team! At the very bottom of the page or by clicking HERE you can find our kiln approx dimensions and prices. 

Find us:

Stoke Newington 

36a Windus Road

Stoke Newington


N16 6UP

Closest Public Transport 

Stoke Newington Overground:

Liverpool Street, Enfield Town & Cheshunt

Bus Routes:

243 to Waterloo, 76 to Waterloo or Tottenham Hale, 149 to London Bridge or Edmonton Green, 67 West Green Road


Frequently asked questions

Courses and lessons

I want to get into ceramics but I don't know where to start!

Our 2 or 3 hour taster sessions are great for anyone without any experience working with clay. In these classes we go over the basics of throwing in the first half of the lesson and the second half is dedicated to the traditonal forms of making with coiling and slab building. If you still more of ceramics after your taster session, we reccomend joining one of our 4 week or 6 week courses where these go further in depth with the techniques and we introduce you into glazing

Do I need to bring anything with me to my classes? What’s provided?

You don’t need to bring anything. We do recommend for everyone trim their nails and wear old clothing to prevent any unwanted stains. (Clay does come out of clothing) We have basic tools and aprons here, and for your 4/6 week course, we include a tool kit for you to take home.

How long are the Drop-In sessions? Any rules and how do I book?

Drop-ins are 5h long, please let us know when you’d like to come in so we can let make sure there isn’t overcrowding. Drop-ins are required to provide their own glazes as the studio’s glazes are reserved for classes and members. Drop-ins can purchase clay from us and we go off a weigh and pay system (price is dependent on the clay you are using). Please be respectful of the space and people in our studio and remember to keep your area clean and tidy :)

I forgot to pick up my pots from my taster sessions, what do I do?

We recommend you collect your finished work as soon as possible 2 weeks after your course has finished helping keep our storage area clear therefore avoiding damage. If finished ceramic work is not collected within 2 weeks of the end of the course we will sadly have to dispose of it due to work constantly being produced and causing storage issues. However, please do drop us an email ( and we can double-check this with you.

How do I get onto a Cernamic course?

Courses are regularly updated and are available on our website via our “Book Now” tab. We use PayPal to take our transactions to help protect both students booking and ourselves.

If I miss a class can I come in another day?

Unfortunately, you cannot make up classes that you miss on another day. This is because all of our courses tend to be full and it is too tricky to balance people moving around. If you miss one lesson on your course, you should be able to catch up the following week but we do not recommend this. We recommend that you only take a course if you can commit to doing all but one of the dates.

Can I book a class for someone else?

Yes, you can book a class for someone else. Please just enter the name and email of the person who will be attending when you sign up. If it’s a gift and you haven’t given it yet, please use your own email when signing up and the let us know at what point it will be okay for us to contact them without giving the game away.

When can I collect my pots and how do I know when to collect them?

You will get an email confirmation stating that you pots are ready to be collected approx 2 weeks after your lesson. When you do decied when to collect them please give us notice on when you are coming to collect them. or call/text 07985138854


Are you taking on any new members?

Unfortunately, we are not taking on any new members at this point and in the process of downscaling to provide more workspace.


Where is Cernamic's located? How do I get here?

We are based a 5 minute walk away from Stoke Newington Station. When you arrive at the black gates give us a call on 07985138854 and we will be able to let you in. Stoke Newington Overground: Liverpool Street, Enfield Town & Cheshunt​ Bus Routes: 243 to Waterloo, 76 to Waterloo or Tottenham Hale, 149 to London Bridge or Edmonton Green, 67 West Green Road 36a Windus Road Stoke Newington London N16 6UP

Does Cernamic do discounts?

We currently have a discount for Goldsmiths Students and Alumni that is 15% off all our courses. To enquire please contact us with proof or let us know who recommended you!

What is your exchange & cancellation policy?

Cancellations must be made in writing by email or text.
Cancellations within 7 days of the start date will be charged 50% of the course fee.
Exchanges within 7 days within our discretion, due to your original booking blocks out slot/s, preventing others from booking that chosen date. In case of emergencies or unavoidable circumstances, we can negotiate to rearrange the workshop to the next available start date. If the participant fails to attend the course the full course fees are payable. Under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (“Distance Selling Regulations“), you may cancel your purchase of a course within a period of 7 working days beginning on the day after we send your booking confirmation. However, there is no right of cancellation where the course begins within this seven day period.

Do you do gift vouchers?

Yes, we do! Email us with the subject title GIFT VOUCHER and the following: 1. The chosen course (from our website) 2. Name of person receiving the gift. From there we will contact you for payment via PayPal and send you over the gift card, this will only be activated when payment has been received.

I have a comment or a complaint. Who should I talk to?

If you have a complaint or a comment, please contact us at We want to know what is and isn’t working for you. It’s how we make things better.

Can I hire a kiln?

Yes of course! Our kiln sizes and prices are located at the bottom of the FAQs or near the bottom of our BOOK NOW page. Please email us with the subject title KILN HIRE with the following: what kiln you'd like to hire and when would you like to hire out the kiln for. Please contact us with at least a week in adavance.



To book email over which kiln you'd like to hire out, what you are firing and when you'd like your pieces to be fired to

We do offer single item firing for £30 with the maximum size of the item being 20cm x 20cm x 20cm

However, we do recommend firing in bulk to save time and money in the long run.

Small Kiln Hire                £60

Cube Small Kiln (approx)

Width: 36cm

Depth: 45cm

Height: 48cm 

Circular Small Kiln (approx)

Width: 44cm (circumference approx 138.23cm) 

Depth: 64cm

Large Kiln Hire                £90

Cube Large Kiln 1 (approx)

Width: 45cm

Depth: 60cm

Height: 93cm 

Cube Large Kiln 2 (approx) 

Width: 44cm

Depth: 65cm

Height: 74cm  

Circular Small Kiln (approx)

Width: 69cm (circumference approx 216.77cm) 

Height: 57cm 

Extra Large Kiln Hire   £140

Cube kiln (approx)

Width: 67cm

Depth: 60cm

Height: 90cm

Cernamic Academy

36a Windus Road, 

Stoke Newington, 

London, N16 6UP

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