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Our story

Our dream was to create a community for makers, hobbyists and the clay curious where each person would experience ceramics at their own pace. And it has come true….
The primary focus is our shared studio facility for members to practice, develop and produce. We offer in house mentoring, member based sharing and learning and open clay themed events to explore clay based processes. We also have a small studio gallery/shop to showcase members’ work.

Our secondary focus will be creating a comprehensive course and workshop program that delivers quality training for small groups at affordable prices. The missing ingredient at many courses is practice time, at The Ceramic Centre we think this is essential and will make multiple independent practice sessions an integral part of our educational program.

We also have a wonderful Glaze Lab with all the ingredients needed to design and develop custom glazes. Application, fit and firing can and do affect how glazes react. To avoid disappointment testing and interpretation of the results is essential.

We have added a much needed firing service for the wider pottery community. If you need to have pieces fired please reach out to us, we are here to help and inform.

Want to check us out? Drop in on Saturdays or Sundays (10:00 – 18:00) to have a look around and we can tell you more about our plans and how the studio works.

What we offer


Private lessons? Custom courses? No problem! 

We have contact with a wide field of ceramicists, both here in The Netherlands and further afield.

We can design courses that cover a variety of ceramic techniques and processes.

Please share your preferences and we will match an instructor to your needs: the wheel, sculpture, hand building, surface decorating, technical troubleshooting, moldmaking, glaze development, children’s workshops or any combo.


We love our members and want to see them grow and develop.Your passion for pottery will find a great home at The Ceramic Centre.

Joining is simple and convenient, with a range of options available to fit your budget and needs as a ceramic artist or enthusiast.

From our makers with full 24/7 access to our practice session newbies, everyone has a place and a space waiting for them.

Independant Studio Space

This is our core offering, a personal mini studio with ample shelving, great facilities, fast internet, full lounge and kitchen. Plus access and engagement with fellow clay heads. 

We want to be your ceramic home away from home. Help us to make this your “happy place”

Other Options?
New Ideas!

We have a fully modifiable space that can host as few as 3 or as many as 30!

Teambuilding, custom production, birthday parties or clay in the dark? No idea is too much for us. Let us help you throw an event that will bring a smile to everyone’s face…


Curious about clay or excited to continue your pottery journey?

Our classes are designed to help you succeed as well as to enjoy the process of learning. We keep the classes small with only 7 people maximum. Our teachers that have had years of teaching pottery to international students and lessons are taught in English with Dutch translation if needed. As we all know practice makes perfect; we include 16 hours of independent practice time so that you can really get those skills mastered and we have priced the courses so that they are within reach of almost every budget.If you are 12 or older and would like to know more or visit us first please stop by during the weekend from 10:00-18:00

News & events

Potter cyclinder

New Pottery Courses

We are very excited to offer you new potteryclasses starting from friday 12th of May.

We offer 4 different levels starting with beginners up to Intermediate level 2.

Our courses include 4 sessions of practise time

Porcelain Club

We will host our Porcelain club on Friday 19th May and all members are invited. We start with a shared dinner and drinks at 18:00 and at 19:00 we will explore porcelain.

The challenges of handbuilding, throwing or press molds with the diva porcelain are some of the approaches to be explored.
 If you have an idea or a question let us know and we can table it.
We end at 10 with more drinks and snacks and some pottery based chat.

Clay Heaven

Currently we have more than 19 different clays available for our members. From black or blue porcelain to spotted stonewares.  We believe that a different clay inspires you to make different things. And there are so many to choose from. 

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We’re located in Haarlem, just 5 minutes walk from the train station.

Come and visit us Saturday or Sunday 10:00 - Please make an appointment to visit.

Class waitlist

Please fill out the form below to join our class waitlist. If a vacancy comes up we will contact you before the class.