About Clay Experience


"We believe everyone can be creative"

The founder of Clay Experience is practising ceramicist Linda Southwell. Visit www.lindasouthwell.co.uk to view her work. As well as creating florally inspired sculptures Linda is passionate about sharing her love of clay! So, the ethos of Clay Experience is simple: enjoy working with clay in a relaxing, empowering and therapeutic environment.

Clay Experience offers something for everyone but never compromises on quality. The studio is based in the stable courtyard at Renishaw Hall and Gardens so you can be inspired, not only by Linda and her stunningly hand-crafted work, but also by the surrounding estate.

It is incredibly important to Linda, at Clay Experience, that a safe, supportive space is available to encourage everyone to find pleasure in making, regardless of ability. See some testimonials from past customers below...



"Linda is amazing, she is a great instructor, I have attended 2 workshops this year and will do some more next year and she is also great fun.

I can highly recommend a workshop or course if you feel like trying some clay crafting."

— Sue W, evening class and workshop attendee


“Great experience for my granddaughter Juna over from Japan. Made an amazing panda with bamboo alongside phoebe belle who made a horse. Linda so helpful and encouraging they had great time.”

— Janice B, a bespoke workshop