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A professional Pottery Studio offering Pottery Courses in the heart of North Yorkshire


About Croft

Croft Pottery was set up in Rainton, North Yorkshire in 2021 by professional Potter and Ceramic Artist Joseph Ludkin.

Joseph has been joined by Iona Crawford Topp who started teaching in 2022 and Morag Watson who has became the pottery technician and taster course teacher.

The Pottery studio has been designed as a functional pottery space for our resident professional potters but also as a welcoming learning space for our Pottery Courses

Croft Pottery also houses a small showroom and gallery space selling tableware as well as a selection of Joseph signature work. The gallery is open by appointment please use our Contact page to arrange a viewing. 


Our Courses

Croft Pottery offers a range of wheel throwing, hand building,  glazing and Raku courses as well as Weekly 'Clay Club' sessions taught by teachers  Joseph Ludkin, Iona Crawford Topp and Morag Watson aimed at different levels and age groups.

Joseph has over 20 years of experience teaching at College and University level as well as in Pottery and Ceramic studios. Iona trained at the prestigious DCCOI Ceramics Skills Course in Thomastown, Ireland and teaches regularly in pottery studios in London. Morag has been a Clay Club member for the last year and has taken on the pottery technician role and now teaches our taster sessions.

Our courses run on weekday daytimes, evenings and at weekends. We also provide a private hire and tuition service.


Contact Us

Croft Pottery





Tel: 07785347517


Gallery Shop open by appointment.

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