About Potato Town

Potato Town is a hub of creative activity in North Oxfordshire at the edge of the Cotswolds, in a converted traditional Cotswold barn. It has long been the home and studio base of artist Pam Franklin and furniture designer John Callen, with respected annual exhibitions for professional artists and makers.

The site has both vernacular buildings and an elegant contemporary Eco-cabin, with burgeoning cottage gardens and Cotswold views.

John and Pam are currently renovating the site to expand the range of classes and work shown here.

Ella is delighted to be part of this exciting new phase for Potato Town, and will be teaching innovative studio workshops here from January 2019.

Potato Town, OX7 4AP, is found on the main A361 between Chipping Norton and Bloxham/Banbury.

Why the name? Potatoes were certainly grown in the fertile soil along the A361 and stored in the barn in the past. But the ‘Town’ bit remains a mystery.

How to book:

  1. Add your classes to the cart, then click the black cart/checkout £ button to complete booking

  2. If booking 3 or more classes, to activate the 5% discount you must type POTATO in the Discount Code box then click Apply: check the itemised discount shows up in the new £ total before you click Continue (the discount cannot be recouped later on if you don’t enter and apply the code)

  3. Enter your credit card, address and postcode etc to match your card-issuing bank’s records

  4. Troubleshooting top tip: the most frequent reason for red error messages saying 'update the card you entered' is when autofill fills in the first half of your postcode, e.g. OX2 but not the rest. Please check postcode shows in full, as well as other boxes. Or give me a shout >