Messums Creative



Join us this summer at our new workshops


Messums has established a new set of studios for making in clay, in which artists of all ages and all walks of life will be welcome to practice, learn, develop ideas and thrive. This venture sets out to present and explore making as the essential element of creative language.

Set in airy new studios in Chilmark, Wiltshire, we offer courses in hand-building making methods; modelling and throwing on the potters’ wheel as well as provide open access sessions for the advanced practitioner.

Pottery enthusiasts and advanced students can expand their skills during masterclasses such as composite pot making, porcelain throwing workshop, and sculpture.

The programme is led by Mirka Golden-Hann, head of Visual Arts at Wiltshire Creative who has been running pottery classes at Salisbury Arts Centre for more than ten years.


Messums Creative is very exciting news for expanding ceramics practice in Wiltshire.” Mirka Golden-Hann

In addition to Golden-Hann there is a selection of some of Britain’s other exceptional makers in clay, drawing on the long list of artists who have expressed a similar desire to see more hands-on activity at the heart of arts practice.

Messums Creative has the support of Kate Malone, judge of the BBC’s Great British Throwdown and originator of the fundraising campaign Fired Up 4 providing pottery studios for young people and Julian Sainsbury, one of Britain’s leading ceramicists as well as many distinguished artists represented by Messums.





Come and have a go courses for adults and shorter courses for children and families



Stay for the day and practice your skills with the help of expert tutors



Invest more time with courses for the more experienced maker