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  • When are courses and how do I book onto one?
    We regularly update our courses page with the latest offerings, including short courses, intermediate courses, and youth classes. To be the first to hear about our courses, sign up to our mailing list below.
  • Where is Cernamic located? How do I get here?
    36a Windus Road Stoke Newington London N16 6UP Our pottery studio is 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 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
  • I have a comment or question. Who do I contact?
    Please contact us at We look forward to hearing from you!
  • Can I hire a kiln?
    Yes of course! Read more about our kilns here
  • I forgot to pick up my pots from my taster sessions, what do I do?
    We can store your completed pieces for 4 weeks following your collection email. However, as we are a working studio, sadly we cannot endlessly store student's creations. If you are unable to collect in this timeframe, please let us know and we can come to another arrangement.
  • Are student discounts available?
    We currently have a discount for Goldsmiths Students and Alumni that is 10% off all our courses. To enquire please contact us with proof of enrollment or let us know who recommended you!
  • Why does my pots looks different than what I've created/samples you shown?
    Please note that due to the nature of clay, results may differ from expectation, including but not limited to: Glaze may vary from examples and are for reference only Texture created may not shown in the final result Pots will appear smaller from what you created from class, since clay have a 15% shrinkage Pots may not be completely cleaned and may have small lumps of clay Pots may be cracked or exploded We try our best to mitigate this problem but these are inevitable. Unfortunately, the class is non-refundable and we are only able to reimburse you if your work exploded.
  • Do I need to bring anything with me to my classes? What’s provided?
    You don’t need to bring anything to classes. We recommend working with trimmed nails and wearing old clothes as you will get stuck into the clay! (clay does come out of clothes). We provide basic tools and aprons for use during our courses. At the glazing stage, Cernamic also supplies a variety of glazes for students to use to finish their pieces.
  • Are my pots food safe?
    The short answer is yes. If a comprehensive layer of glaze is covering the surface touching food, then your pots, plates, mugs and anything else you can think of are food safe. Unglazed areas are porous and can harbour bacteria so it's best to check in with one of the team at Cernamics if in doubt!
  • When will my finished, fired pieces be ready?
    After a taster class, you'll receive an email letting you know that your pots are ready to be collected. This is usually 3 weeks after the class as your pieces need enough time to dry and be fired twice.
  • I want to get into ceramics but I don't know where to start!
    Our 2 hour taster or 3 hour taster sessions are great for anyone without any experience working with clay. Our 2 hour tasters focus on throwing (using a wheel). Meanwhile, our 3 hour tasters are split between throwing and handbuilding practise. Once you've had a taster and would like to continue your ceramics journey, we recommend joining one of our beginner courses where you'll be introduced to the theory of making ceramics and developing your own practice.
  • When can I collect my pots?
    We are open for collections between 2-6pm on Cernamic Deptford: Thursdays, Saturdays Cernamic Stokey: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Unfortunately when working with clay some pieces do break. We try our best to mitigate this problem but it is inevitable. If your work hasn’t made it out of the kiln we will reimburse you. When you arrive please ring the doorbell/call the number on the gate for someone to let you in. If you cannot make these times please send us an email and we can arrange another date and time for collection. If you have any questions please send us an email at
  • What is a drop-in session and how do they work?
    For past students, we provide drop-in session where they can continue to develop their practise. To book, email or call 07985138854 . Drop-in sessions are charged by the hour and clay can be purchased at the studio. You can read more about our clay charges on our products page.
  • What is your exchange and cancellation policy?
    Cancellations must be made in writing by email or text. You may cancel your course within 7 working days of purchase and receipt of confirmation email. If your course starts sooner than that, please get in touch as soon as possible ( Cancellations within 7 days of the course start date will be charged 50% of the course fee. In the instance of non-attendance for the duration of a course, the full fee of said course will still be payable. Exchanges can be made within 7 days at our discretion. Of course, there are emergencies and unforeseen circumstances that will impact your attendance so our team will work with you to negotiate or rearrange the date.
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