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Coronavirus Temporary Closure: Please note that Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery will be closed from 17 March 2020. You can keep up to date with the latest information here.

Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House are available at the information desk on arrival or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

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4 April 2020, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Join ceramicist Ali Hewson for a one-day workshop looking at the Kettle’s Yard ceramics collection and making your own decorated plate or platter. Your plate or platter will be fired by Ali and ready to collect from Kettle’s Yard two weeks after the workshop.

Taking influence from the domestic ceramics at Kettle’s Yard, including work by Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie and Jim Ede’s own eclectic collection of pottery and crockery, the day will start with a private tour of the House gathering ideas and sketches to use in surface designs for a plate or platter.

You will be guided through the process of press-moulding a plate or platter and then decorating using slip and natural oxides. There will also be the opportunity to decorate a bisque fired plate or platter with a second design in order to deepen your understanding of what the clay is like at different stages of the making process and to enable the use of different underglaze materials such as underglaze pencil.

£125, booking required, includes private tour, refreshments and 10% discount in the cafe, lunch not included


The Clore Learning Studio is fully accessible. It can be reached by stairs or by lift, to the basement -1 floor. There is an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities in the basement beside the Learning Studio. There are more toilets and facilities on the ground and first floors. The making part of the workshop will take place in the Clore Learning Studio.

The House is not fully accessible and  includes spiral staircase in the cottage and other stepped levels. The extension to the House is fully accessible and we are happy to accommodate all visitors wishing to join.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets are non-refundable.

If you need to cancel your booking, please inform us in writing as soon as possible at Kettle’s Yard Courses, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 OAQ or email us at

No ticket may be resold or transferred.

We ask that you let us know at time of booking, of any allergy or food intolerance, and any dietary requirements.

Kettle’s Yard reserves the right to alter any part of the programme if necessary. We will only cancel courses after careful consideration, but reserve the right to do so under exceptional circumstances. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be informed in writing as soon as possible and course fees will be refunded in full.