The Ceramics Studio originally began in Surrey Docks Farm in London where Leyla experimented with delivering pottery skills in a relaxed manner to encourage a social aspect and connection. Then expanding into The Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey and flourishing for a short while until finally settling in greener pastures in Warwickshire. The Ceramics Studio, Ettington, was started in 2014 and after a slow start is now flourishing with the support of its core regular students and many curious dabblers every week.


Who We Are

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LeyLa Folwell- Founder And teacher

Leyla is an artist trained in Ceramics at Loughborough Uni. She makes her own functional wares and also more experimental projects when she has time. “ The studio is my dream come true; I literally sketched out a vision of it on paper back in 2009 and kept it in my sights. I am a big believer in making your dreams happen.”

Louisa Richardson – Apprentice Teacher, Social Media Mogul and Chief of Perfection

Louisa originally joined as a student; this works because she understands the importance of our warm and caring approach. She has embraced the opportunity to run classes, keeps very busy making everything perfect for our visitors and in between makes very lovely pots.

Gaye Calleja – House Keeper, Gardener and Studio Mother

Gaye recently retired and has completed the team with her generous time and care; she supports us all, bakes excellent cakes and generally makes the studio a nicer place to be.

Jenny Chan & Sampada Gurung -Supporting artists

We are also fortunate to have the support of two other artists who help with the tricky bits! Check out these two creative ladies; Jenny Chan & Sampada Gurung.

OTIS - head of hr!

Last but not least we have Otis the dog, head of HR and expeditions. Otis is a rescue dog who joined us from Ireland last year and just about has things running as he wants ; )