about 318 Ceramics
318 Ceramics is a creative organisation which promotes excellence in ceramics by providing education and support to all makers from complete beginners through to professional designer makers.

We are based at Farnham Pottery - a wonderful set of buildings in the craft town of Farnham, and one of the best preserved examples of a Victorian country pottery in England. Established in Wrecclesham in 1873 by local potter Absalom Harris, the pottery continued on the same site for nearly 130 years and was run by five successive generations of the Harris family.

In its heyday, the pottery operated its own clay pits, had five working kilns and employed up to 30 people, selling domestic, architectural and garden wares in large quantities. Farnham Greenware was much sought after, and the pottery made links with the Farnham Art School, producing Farnham Art Pottery which was sold at Liberty’s, Heals and across the world during the arts and crafts movement. Many well-known potters learnt their craft at Wrecclesham.

We are delighted to call such an inspiring space our home and play a part in continuing the town’s long and rich relationship with clay by providing an inspiring range of creative courses, educational workshops, masterclasses, children's creative clay club, studios, open access workshops and hireable crafts space.

and have you wondered about our name?
'Farnham 318' was the original telephone number for the pottery.