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Shadwell Centre

The Shadwell Centre is a vibrant community hub located in the heart of Tower Hamlets. This multi-purpose facility offers a range of services and activities for people of all ages and backgrounds. From fitness classes and sports facilities to meeting rooms and event spaces, the Shadwell Centre is the perfect place to get active, learn new skills, and connect with others in your community.

Shadwell Centre Ceramics Studio

The Ceramics Studio at the Shadwell Centre is a fully equipped self-contained annexe which has disabled access. It comfortably accommodates up to ten learners.

There is a dedicated area for wedging clay and for applying glazes. There is access to a range of plaster moulds for use when working with slip. The clays available are earthenware terracotta, stoneware school buff, stoneware craft crank, porcelain, as well as earthenware paper clay/cellulose fibre clay.

The studio has six electric throwing wheels for making 3D objects. It has two large modern electric kilns for firing works. There is good storage for ongoing ceramic works between sessions and a range of relevant books and magazines for inspiration at the Shadwell Centre and across a range of Ideas Stores.

Print Studio

The print studio is a vibrant and exciting atmosphere to work in and is situated on the 3rd floor at the Shadwell Centre. It is not wheelchair accessible unfortunately.

The following facilities are available:

  • spacious and light studio space
  • a good range of differently sized screens A3 - A1. A variety of screen meshes for paper and fabric printing
  • dark room with exposure units and washout booth
  • fabric and paper print tables
  • wash out booth in main printing area
  • five drying racks
  • etching press
  • equipment and materials provided for a full range of printing methods including silkscreen, lino, collagraph, and etching
print studio at shadwell centre

Disabled access

Limited wheelchair access at Shadwell Centre. Access only to ground floor and annex. Detailed access information about Idea Stores can be found on the Accessable website.

How to find us

The Shadwell Centre 455 The HighwayGreater LondonLondonE1W 3HP