The Poly

24 Church St, Falmouth : 01326 319461
The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

What's On Calendar

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Exhibitions // Coming up // Pop-Up-Poly
21 May


Pop Up Poly turns our Main Gallery into temporary studio spaces for one week, showcasing the work of diverse artists and makers from across Cornwall. You will be able to see artists at work demonstrating their techniques, have the opportunity to take part in workshops and enjoy veggie food from Peasouk.

Angela Kahveci

Make a Ceramic Bronze Age Oil Lamp

Friday 25th May

10.30 am - 1.30pm

£15 per person 

All materials provided. Bring an apron or wear clothes you won't mind getting dirty.


Angela Kahveci

Make a Ceramic Handbuilt Mug

Saturday 26th May

10.30am - 1.30pm

£15 per person

All material provided. Bring an apron or wear clothes you won't mind getting dirty

John Howard

Drypoint print workshop

Thursday 24th May 10.30- - 12.30

A two-hour drypoint workshop for all abilities, experimenting with a variety of drypoint techniques using a printing press. All materials are supplied, you may wish to bring inspiration to work from. Refreshments available by Nicola from Peasouk 

£15 per person 

Lesley Harry

Linocut print workshop 

Tuesday 22nd May 10.30 – 12.30

Introduction to linocut, linocut is a relief printmaking technique and in two hours, you can create your own original print good enough to frame. After demonstrating the technique, we’ll help you cut a design into a lino block and then ink and print it on our small “nipping press,”£15 inclusive of materials. Max 5 places.


Elizabeth Perry

Monoprint workshop 

Tuesday 22nd May 1.30–3.30 + Wednesday 23rd May 1.30-3.30

A two-hour workshop for beginners and more experianced printmakers. You will explore some of the techniques of monoprinting using a  press, and be able to take home your finished prints. Maximum of 6 places. All materials supplied, but you can bring your own inspiration such as sketch, photo or favourite object. Refreshments are available.

£15 per person 

Karl Owen

Pinch pot workshop

Thursday 24th May 10-12pm

A two hour mixed ability workshop where you will mix clay's to produce decorative effects in your pinch pots.All materials are provided, please wear appropriate clothing.

£15 per person Maximum 6 people


Karl Owen 

Coil pot with slip decoration

Wednesday 23rd May 10-1pm

A three hour workshop where you will construct a pot using coils then decorate with coloured slips. All materials are provided

£20 per person Maximum 6 people




Drop in Pottery workshop

For those wanting to access a workshop to work on there own work There will be support from our master potter, Karl Owen...

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Beginners Hand-Building Pottery course

Beginners / intermediate session in the pottery studio lead by me. We will work through techniques such as; pinch pot,...

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Stuart Goldsmith

Stu's back with a comic odyssey on how it works out in the end, and whether anyone cares. Intelligent stand-up comedy...

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