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Messums Creative is an educational branch of Messums Wiltshire.

The Tisbury based pioneering multi-purpose gallery and Art Centre established Messums Creative in Chilmark in July 2021 as a teaching art studio. Its aim was to support life-long creative learning with the emphasis on the individual’s development of creative language through the tuition of making skills and material knowledge. Underpinned by the ambitious and eye-opening programme of art exhibitions, events and academic symposia, Messums Creative helps to foster a community of creatives of all ages, abilities, and levels of expertise.

Clay, pottery and ceramics was and remains the topic of primary focus. However, now in our second year we have expanded into drawing and painting and we seek to explore and grow our creative learning offer to other media and methods such as print and woodwork.


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Creative Summer – 26 July – 17 September:

The August till mid-September period is not structured as a regular programme, but is a time during which we are able to offer different creative learning opportunities and react to requests by focusing on particular projects.

It is the season during which we are able to engage new visiting artists tutors and when we are also able to offer more possibilities for booking bespoke sessions for groups and individuals.

If you would like to approach us with a bespoke session request which sits outside our published diary, please visit our bespoke sessions page.

Regular Courses

Summer Term Dates: 24 April – 3 July

Half-Term Week – 30 May – 3 June (No Session this week)

During the half-term week, we are open to take bookings for bespoke pottery and drawing/painting sessions so why not take the opportunity to come with your family and friends to learn, make, paint or draw with us.

For costs, availability and booking, please contact us on or click here to visit our Bespoke Session page.

Woodwork Courses

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Basket Making

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Clay Life Sculpture Course

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Getting Here

Messums Creative
Unit 1, Homeland Security


By Road From A303

  • At Long Barrow Roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on the A303
  • After the dual carriageway, turn left on to Cow Drove
  • Turn right onto Salisbury Rd/ B3089 then turn left
  • Turn left onto The Street
  • Turn right at the crossroads onto Beckett’s Lane
  • Follow Beckett’s Lane for approx. 0.9 miles
  • Turn left through the double gates into Chilmark Estates.

By Road From Salisbury

  • At St Paul’s Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Wilton Rd/A36
  • Continue to follow A36
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Minster St/A30
  • Turn right onto West St/B3089 Continue to follow B3089
  • Follow black signs towards EHD Fonthill
  • Go past EHD Fonthill and then turn right into Chilmark Estates

By Train:

The nearest railway station is Tisbury. For train timetables and railway information, please visit – we would advise anyone coming to the studio by train to get a taxi from the station as it is too far to walk. Click here for local taxi services.

Contact Information 


Messums Creative
Unit 1, Homeland Security


Refunds and Cancellations policy 


We appreciate that things can change so if your booking is outside of 10 days a full refund may be requested on any course.
Within 10 days there is a 50% refund.