Helgate is a pottery studio based in the heart of Norwich, providing classes, apprenticeships, and studios for local potters.

We offer a relaxed and inclusive environment where your skills and artistic development will be nurtured, through artist-led workshops, classes, and our residency programme. Opportunities to get involved will be announced through our instagram and our newsletter, so please follow us or join our mailing list to be kept in the loop.

  • Contact Details

    01603 526414

    15 St Margaret's Street

  • Finding Us

    We are located through the Queen of Hungary Yard, via an alleyway next to Black Dog Tattoos on St Benedict's Street.

Hidden within a historic yard behind neighbouring Norwich Arts Centre, Helgate takes it name from Heigham Gate, known throughout the middle ages as Hell Gate or Helgate, which along with Benedict's Gate was one of the nearby north-westerly gateways into the once walled city.

Helgate is run by James Wreford and potter Edmund Davies, with additional teaching from Rachel Kurdynowska and Rollo Timothy George.

Edmund Davies is a studio potter whose practice revolves around the production of functional wheel-thrown pieces. After training in architecture, Davies began working in clay through a membership at Turning Earth, an open-access ceramics studio in Hoxton, London. He moved on to setup his own ceramics studio shared with Andrea Roman and Skye Corewijn in East London, where he worked for three years and established ceramics274, before moving on to run Hoxton Gardenware, a nonprofit that empowers and employs local youth in the production of small-batch terracotta planter pots. His current stockists include TOAST, Permanent Collection, and Workshop.