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Alex Allpress Pottery

Alex Allpress Pottery

Pottery Experience Days
Alex Allpress Pottery

Artisan, Mon 9 May - Sat 24 Dec 2022, free entry

Y Stiwdio,
Church Street,
Builth Wells,



Alex Allpress has been working on a farm in the Fenlands in Cambridgeshire. He is inspired by the deep norished colours of the turned fields and the endless enormous sunsets. The Fens are unique with a history and character all of their own.Once an inhospitable swampy wilderness, the Fens has been tamed to leave us today with a network of intricate waterways, which are renown as some of Britain's most atmospheric and tranquil. His original ceramic art has a feel all of it's own from this unique studio setting.
The clay I use is a mixture of a white stoneware clay, and camberwell buff, which is a grogged clay, which will give the clay extra strength.
My techniques in glazing are very simple. The whole idea is to keep my work looking organic, so while the pots are in the kiln they have a kind of life of their own. So until I open the kiln door I won't entirely be sure how they're going to look.
Born 20.09.76

1996-1999 Camberwell College of Arts
Bachelor of Honours in Ceramics
1995-1996 Camberwell College of Arts
Foundation Diploma in Fine Art

NEXT EXHIBITION: Windsor Contemporary Art Fair : Windsor Contemporary Art Fair 2009
Royal Windsor Racecourse
Friday 13th - Sunday 15th November

NEXT FAIR: Art in Clay, Farnham 2009: 13th Southern Pottery & Ceramics Show
21st & 22nd Nov 2009
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey
10am - 5pm Saturday / 10am - 4.30pm Sunday

Up and coming: Winter Fair, Royal Welsh Show Ground

Exhibitions&Craft Fairs

November 2009 Windsor Contemporary Art Fair
August 2009 Art in Clay, Hatfield
November 2008 Brighton Craft fair
Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th November 2007
Corn Exchange, Church Street, Brighton MAP
November 2008 Recent Work @ The Ceramics Boutique Dulwich London, Gallery Launch 16th Nov
June 2008 Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire
March - April 2008 Alex Allpress @ Arteria with Gallery 23
From March 2008
23 Brock Street, Lancaster, LA1 1UR
info 0152461111
March 2008 Affordable Art Fair London, Spring Collection
Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 March 2008
Battersea Park, LONDON

Feb 2008 Paper meets Stone @ Cranleigh Arts Centre, 1 High Street, Surrey, Tel:01483 278003
October - February 2008 Alex Allpress's Sculptural Structures @ The Red Door Gallery
10 Turnpin Lane, Greenwich, London SE10
T. 020 8858 2131
Opening times 7 days a week Monday to Wednesday:
midday – 6pm Thursday to Sunday: 11am – 6pm MAP
22nd-25th Nov 2007 Christmas Show Dadbrook Galley
11th November 2007 - 24th December 2007 Christmas Show @ The Grace Barrand Design Centre
19 High Street Nutfield, Surrey RH1 4HH
Telephone: 01737 822865
Fax: 01737 822617

Oct-Nov 2007 Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon, London Gallery Opening Hours: Thursday - Saturday 10:00 - 18:00, Sundays 13:30 - 17:00 Telephone /Fax: (44) 020 8944 7171 2 Leopold Road Wimbledon SW19 7BD
September 1st - Nov 1st 2007 The Cottage Gallery
The Borough, Wedmore, Somerset, BS28 4EG
info 01934 712 617
6th September - 7th November 2007 MAP
17th november 2007 - 12th january 2008 Rare @ artworks-mk
Great Linford Arts Workshop, Parklands, Great Linford, Milton Keynes, MK14
Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd November 2007 - Bucks Craft Festival Open 10am till 3pm @ The Long Barn, Blackwell Farm, Latimer MAP
Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd November 2007 Bucks Craft Festival Open 10am till 3pm @ The Long Barn, Blackwell Farm, Latimer HP5 1TN.

December 2007 Christmas Exhibition @ dadbrook gallery
November 2007
Visit for more info
August 2007 Art in Clay 13, 2007, Hatfield House, Hertfordshire
March 2007 SPRING Collection 2007. Battersea Park, London

October 2006 Clayfest 2007 Buckinghamshire County Museum, Church Street
HP20 2QP 01296 331441 LINK
December 2006 Islington Art and Craft Fair Visit:
November 2006 Art In Clay 2006 10th Southern Pottery & Ceramics Show 18th & 19th Nov 2006
Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey CLICK HERE
July 2006 Open Studio's Cambridgeshire CLICK HERE
June 2006 Open Studios, Buckinghamshire
May 2006 Gouda's 31st Ceramic Festival 25th and 26th May 2006
April 2006 POTFEST, Bristol 28th, 29th and 30th April 2006
February 2006 Feats Of Clay Feb 2006
St. Alban's Visit : .com
Dec 2005

OPEN STUDIO special! Visit: NEWS

Nov'05 - Dec'05 One hundred paintings, photos, prints, pots and other prize-winning pieces @ dadbrook gallery
Private View: Friday 25th November 6-8pm
Oct-Nov 2005 Start Collecting 1.....
group show with paintings & photography
Dadbrook Gallery, Cuddington
September 2005
Aisini Private View Evening
7 Manor Mews, Bridge Street
St Ives

allpress homeware......
17.09.05 - 21/10/05 BE: 42 North Street, Bishops Stortford
Autumn Season - Exhibition
23rd Sept - 20th Oct 2005 Dadbrook Gallery, Cuddington

Summer/Autumn 2005 Clifton’s Gallery, Marylebone, London
August 5th 6th and 7th 2005 Potfest in the Pens, Penrith, Cumbria click here
20th July – 25th August 2005. Icon Gallery, HIgh Street, Eton,Windsor
20th July - 27th August 2005 Cambridge Contemporary Art
6 Trinity Street, Cambridge
June/July 2005 Dadbrook Gallery Cuddington Buckinghamshire
June 18-23 2005 Art At The Park 2005 at Croxton Park, Thetford.
Feb-March 2005 The Ruiz Gallery 97d High Street Somersham Cambs
July 1999 New Designers :The Future of Design Exhibition at The business Design Centre 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1
June 1999
Show Up. Show OffCamberwell College of Art
Peckham Road, London

Press and Publicity
the Magazine Cambridge Evening News:
Homes and Gardens Article by Sue Elliot March 5th 05
Visit:AlexAllpressCeramicDesign for more info

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs acceptedGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowedHearing Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities

If you let us know what you need prior we are able to provide specific services. Please email and call. Open by Appointment.

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 9 May - Sat 24 Dec 2022 10:00 to 13:00 14:00 to 17:00
email / text / call before you pop by to avoid disappointment: we are always around. We live just off the premises.


Free entry

Ceramics on display from £10.00 - £1000. We also take commissions.

Events at this Venue


Y Stiwdio,
Church Street,
Builth Wells,

Location and nearby places


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Map reference: SO 039510  Lat: 52.14962 Long: -3.40476


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Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Builth Road /Llandrindod Wells station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Hearing Accessibility FacilitiesHearing Accessibility Facilities
  • Visual Accessibility FacilitiesVisual Accessibility Facilities

If you let us know what you need prior we are able to provide specific services. Please email and call. Open by Appointment.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system
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