Tuition from Jo Davies at the Studio in East London

Jo Davies is an experienced tutor in ceramics and offers tuition in her studio for wheel-throwing.  She is considered an expert in her field and, since graduating from her Ceramics degree in 2002, she has taught a wide range of students - from school groups to undergraduate lecturing.  She has a Masters degree from the Royal College of Art and fifteen years of professional practice in ceramics so her advice is sought after by people both looking to begin their interest in wheel-throwing clay and by those who want to take their knowledge further. Scroll down for information about group classes and private lessons.

 

Wheel-Throwing Workshops at the Jo Davies Studio

The group classes at the studio are for a maximum 4 people, they are designed to give you insights into the complexities of working with this process, with some focusing on porcelain - renowned for its tricky nature, beauty and history. However, beginners' classes are also available and these will use a more forgiving stoneware clay. 

The weekend classes tend to be for people who have had some experience of wheel-throwing and are keen to deepen their knowledge. However, it is expected that all levels, from early stage learners to semi-professional, will attend. Each student's progress will be individual to them so students should not worry about being an appropriate level for the class as the classes are designed to accommodate differing issues. If you have any doubt about whether the classes will be appropriate for you please do get in touch with us to discuss.  

 

2018 Weekend Workshops

Sat & Sun 14/15 July - Introduction to Wheel-throwing Porcelain

This weekend workshop will be a guided tour of throwing with porcelain for people who may not have worked with this material before or have done a little but would like to know more and are now curious about how to really get to grips with this amazing clay. This two day course will give you an insight into solving the problems that come up when throwing with this beautiful but temperamental material and how to mitigate them. We will also discuss how to harness the best qualities of porcelain through some simple exercises in throwing and turning.

£370

Book onto the course

What's Included:
All class fees include all teaching, materials and kiln firings with items being glazed and finished for students after the course has finished. If you wish to glaze the items yourself elsewhere then this can be discussed. All items should be picked up at a later date unless otherwise discussed on the day. The course fee also reflects the size of the class, quality of teaching and personal guidance you will receive.

Classes can all be purchased via the Shop or by getting in touch with the studio using any of the methods below.
studio@jo-davies.com
07813965667

 

2 Hour Beginners' Wheel-Throwing Classes for 1 to 4 People

One to One Class: £120

Class for two: £140 

Class for three: £160 

Class for four: £180

These lessons are designed for beginners. Days and times are arranged at the convenience of students and tutor - Saturday classes are available. 

Beginners' first lessons will start with learning to wedge clay, centring on the wheel and making a simple cylinder vessel - the starting point of all functional shapes on the pottery-wheel and move on to more advanced shapes depending on the progress of each student.  If you choose to take further lessons they will progress to other forms, such as cups, bowls, plates and will teach you to turn the bases to finish your items.

What's Included:
Classes include all teaching, materials and kiln firings with items being glazed and finished for students, if you wish to glaze the items yourself elsewhere then this can be discussed. All items should be picked up at a later date. The price reflects the size of the class, quality of teaching and personal guidance you will receive.

 

Master-Classes in wheel-throwing with Jo Davies

2 Hours for 1 to 4 People

One to One Class: £140

Class for two: £160 

Class for three: £180 

Class for four: £200

These lessons are designed for people who have had some experience of wheel-throwing and wish to improve or tackle particular recurring issues in their throwing such as problems with consistency in centering, pulling up or gaining more height. Days and times are arranged at the convenience of students and tutor. 

Intermediate and Advanced students will be asked for their for their learning requirements by email or over the phone ahead of the class in order to maximise their time with Jo. A single, or series, of lessons may be recommended. 

What's Included:
Classes include all teaching, materials and kiln firings with items being glazed and finished for students, if you wish to glaze the items yourself elsewhere then this can be discussed. All items should be picked up at a later date. The price reflects the size of the class, quality of teaching and personal guidance you will receive.

All Classes can be purchased via the Classes section of the Shop.

 

Alternatively, get in touch to book or enquire by emailing, calling or using the form below:
studio@jo-davies.com
07813965667

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