Potteries Hackspace

Let's make something!


Interested in becoming a member? You’re in the right place!

Potteries Hackspace is a membership organisation (SIC 94990) and as such is funded in most part by membership subscriptions.

Before you join

The best way to get involved is to become part of our community online and join the discussions on our mailing list. We’d love to get to know you, so the easiest way to get started is by introducing yourself to us on the Potteries Hackspace groups mailing list.

You can also come on down for one of our Open Nights or any of the other events you see on our calendar.

If it’s your first time, don’t be shy, we’re a friendly bunch, simply come along, say hello and introduce yourself.


There are a number of benefits to becoming a member, they are:

  • Access to our private members only mailing list and resources
  • Vote at meetings or virtually
  • Storage space for your projects (35L box)*
  • Use of the Hackspace tools & equipment*
  • 24 hour access to the Hackspace*
  • WiFi Internet access*
  • Use of shared components, consumables, donated items including tea and coffee*
  • Access to special offers, discounts and cheap rates
  • Opportunity to attend and host workshops
  • Can attend the AGM and be elected on to the Management Committee
  • Guests are welcome

Note: Items marked with a star will depend on a physical space and are subject to availability, please check the mailing list for the current status and access.

Membership Rules

The membership rules and regulations differ from the the hackspace rules as all members are subject to certain rules and legal obligations.

  • Members are subject to the Potteries Hackspace Constitution.
  • All members must pay a membership fee each month in order to remain a voting member
  • You are required by law to provide your real name and address to become a member
  • Sorry, members cannot be under the age of 18, guests can but members must be responsible for their guests

Membership Fees

Potteries Hackspace is entirely funded by it’s members and without you we wouldn’t be able to make this happen.

Every month we need to pay bills, as well as raising funds for equipment and supplies. Our main source of income is membership fees.

We have a very simple policy for membership fees:

  • Members pay what they like for membership on a monthly basis.
  • If you are paying less than you are taking from the Hackspace you’ll be politely asked to increase your monthly payments.

A subscription of £15 per month is recommended, a minimum of £5 per month is encouraged.

Become a member