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 specialise in wheel-throwing and are designed to give you insights into the complexities of working with this process, with most focusing on porcelain - renowned for its tricky nature, beauty and history. These classes are for people who have had some experience of wheel-throwing (except the beginners' class) and are keen to deepen their knowledge. However, it is expected that all levels will attend and each student's progress will be individual to them. If you have any doubt about whether the classes will be appropriate for you please do get in touch with us to discuss.  These classes are also for people who would like to troubleshoot any recurring issues in their wheel-throwing, which is something Jo is very used to providing solutions for. Overall it will be an opportunity to spend an intensive period of time increasing your skills under Jo's expert guidance.

 

2018

Sat & Sun 10/11 Feb - Beginners' Wheel-throwing Weekend
This two day class will give you a foundation for throwing on the potter's wheel in a small group of up to 4 people. Using ordinary stoneware clay you will be taken through the basics of throwing on Saturday and then turning on Sunday. This class is designed for people who have either never worked with the wheel before or have a little experience but would like to re-visit the basics. 
£340 inclusive of all materials
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Sat & Sun 10/11 March 2018 - Throwing with Porcelain - An Introduction
This weekend workshop is a guided tour of throwing with porcelain for people who may not have worked with this material before but are curious about its material qualities. This two day course will give you an insight into the problems that may come up when throwing with this beautiful but temperamental material.
£370 inclusive of all materials
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Sat & Sun 21/22 April - Porcelain Wheel-Thrown Components and Hollow Forms Workshop
Based on Jo's practice of working with wheel-thrown porcelain components and hollow forms to create unusual vessels, this workshop will use these techniques to guide you on how to create forms in this style as well as encourage you to evolve your creativity using the wheel as both a tool to make sculptural and functional shapes. A great workshop for people with some experience in wheel-throwing to intermediate level and above. 
£370
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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.

 

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 Wheel-Throwing Classes for 1 to 4 People

One to One Class: £120

Class for two: £140 

Class for three: £160 

Class for four: £190

These lessons are designed for beginners, intermediate or advanced learners wanting to improve or learn throwing. Days and times are arranged at the convenience of students and tutor. 

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.  Further lessons will progress to other forms, such as cups, bowls, plates and will teach you to turn the bases to finish your items.

Intermediate and Advanced students will be assessed individually for their learning requirements. A single, or series, of lesson can be used to troubleshoot recurring issues. 

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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