Are you a maker looking for a studio? We may be able to help! With over 30 individual creative units to rent we offer space to create within a Grade 1 listed backdrop. We welcome a variety of makers to insure cross-pollination of ideas and skills!

Making Table
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Our Making Table is always jam-packed full of fun, skill-building workshops for people of all ages! Hired by local artists and makers, we regularly have an array of varying workshops from painting to textiles to crafts and more.

Plus every Saturday we hold our Mini Makers session for ages 3+, so you can enjoy a coffee and slice of cake in our Bakehouse, while your little ones learn a new skill with an experienced tutor!

Workshop hire
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Ocean Studios has a number of fully equipped workshops including print room, jewellery, photographic studio, darkroom and processing room, digital suite, plaster room, kiln room, ceramic workshop, cold glass finishing as well as our Makers Table, all of which are available to hire.

We do offer discounted rates to Residents and Associates. All spaces are managed and facilitated by local professional makers and artists.

Resident Artists
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A tenancy at Ocean Studios provides artists with the opportunity to build, and be part of a thriving creative community with a strong studio culture.

Resident artists benefit from

Access to specialist workshops at reduced rates


Opportunity to sell work in the retail area


Opportunity to exhibit in public spaces


Links to artist websites

Free membership to associate programme


Opportunity to take part in open studios events


Artists can propose workshops and activities in spaces around the building

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Real Ideas is developing a membership.

In addition to providing co-working spaces, studios, lab and teaching space for our members we want to grow our community.

Our Membership will share our creative workshops, mentoring and consultancy along with some exciting benefits.

The Real Ideas Membership will span all our amazing resources and projects including access to space at: Ocean Studios, Devonport Guildhall, The Market Hall, C- Space and many more sites yet to be announced.

Call for Exhibition Proposals

As part of Plymouth Art Weekender 27th, 28th, 29th September, Ocean Studios are seeking proposals from artist(s) to take over the gallery space between 17th – 29th Sept.

The Plymouth Art Weekender is an annual city-wide event, celebrating and supporting visual arts in the city. A platform, not only for cultural organisations, but also for grass-root DIY creative projects to develop and be showcased.

Every year Ocean Studios play a role in creating a network hub for the event in the heart of Royal William Yard. Culture vultures engage throughout the building, attending workshops, exploring open studios, one-off performances and of course visiting exhibition/projects in various spaces within the building.

What we're looking for

This coming Spring Real Ideas are hosting and leading a series of events alongside these events we are looking for artist(s) to exhibit a body of work in the Café Gallery space at Ocean Studios.

We’re looking for exhibition proposals, you artworks could be sculptural, print based, ceramic, glass, painting, installation, mixed media, interactive.
There are, however, a few things to consider:


The space for displaying work is situated within the Column Bakehouse Café in Ocean Studios, please bear customers in mind.


The hanging space is a 10m60cm x 2m43cm white screen.


Sculptural pieces must be placed in consideration with café environment and must adhere to health and safety.


If you are selling work, we take 40% commission (Associates 30%) for any artwork sold.


Artists must agree to our standard exhibition agreement.


The space will only be open during café opening hours.


The exhibiting space is free of charge


Private View is free of charge, corkage rates will apply.


Technical feasibility


Creative concept linking to New Economic Models


Audience experience


If you're interested in holding an exhibition at Ocean Studios send us an email on we'd love to hear your ideas.