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Studio 45

Studio 45 is an interactive learning space and offers a wide range of courses and workshops in ceramics.  The studio has five teachers working within their own field of expertise and is supported by a large potting community.   We are committed to sustainable practice and have a research arm exploring and experimenting with local materials and low impact firing techniques.  We are committed to working with community groups and charities.


Richenda MacGregor – Partner, Creative Director

"I am an Artist working in the field of Art and Ecology. I originally trained as a production potter and glassmaker and have spent twenty five years working professionally as a Maker, Teacher and Trainer – facilitating the transformative process of making pots, and the parallel process of supporting people to empower and transform themselves.  I am discovering working with porcelain at the moment and am currently designing a new range.

Richenda is the Creative Director and visionary behind Studio 45. She also works as a creative facilitator and teacher at Schumacher College.


Mel Chambers – Partner, Operations Director

Mel Chambers is a self-taught Artist and Sculptress living in Cornwall. As well as Partner and regular teacher at Studio 45 she is also Operations & Marketing Director.  She runs a successful business called Alchemy Tiles, creating beautiful, bespoke hand crafted tiles as well as being a painter and sculptress, working mainly in Raku. You can view her portfolio at

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