The Poly

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

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Pottery boxes

During the Covid19 lockdown, we worked on new ways to engage with our community. We produced Poly Pottery Boxes, containing tools, clay and worksheets which can be delivered straight to people's homes. Thanks to funding from Arts Council England with the National Lottery, we were delighted to be able to offer free pottery boxes to individuals who might not otherwise be able to access hands-on creativity and the wellbeing benefits it brings. Over 130 free boxes were given out through partnerships with local schools and community organisations. 

The project continues with our pottery box also available for purchase through a 'buy one, give one' scheme. For every box sold we put another one into our pool for free boxes. If you know someone who would benefit from a pottery box and cannot otherwise access hands-on creativity, please get in touch at

Our pottery box teaches you how make a simple pinch pot and how to combine two pinch pots to make a figure. Our aim - still, despite ongoing postponements due to Covid! - is to one day bring the figures made through this project together for an exhibition at The Poly - our 'Clay Kemeneth', which is Cornish for 'community in clay'. 

Pottery boxes are available to purchase from our Guild Shop online.

Click here to watch our Pottery videos!


Poly Stories


In 2021 we launched a new heritage project to collect the Falmouth's 'Poly Stories'.

The goal of 'Poly Stories' was to invite all residents of Falmouth and beyond, young and old, to submit their memories and copies of photos or  documents that would add to our own archive. The stories collected feature in our online exhibition. 

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Climate Change Is Happening: What affects climate change in Cornwall?

The effect of water, methane and farming. Two days of FREE presentations on climate change in Cornwall. ...

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NT Live: The Motive and the Cue

Richard Burton, married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an new Broadway production of Hamlet under...

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Climate Change Is Happening: An Exhibition On Reducing Carbon Emissions

Find out what is happening in Cornwall regarding Climate Change and what you can do to help! ...

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