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 class and private lessons.


Wheel-Throwing with Porcelain Workshop at the Jo Davies Studio


Saturday 5 Aug - Wheel-throwing bowls using Porcelain

Saturday 7 Oct - Wheel-throwing porcelain vessels in components

These day-long group classes for 4 people in each session will specialise in wheel-throwing and are designed to give you insights into the complexities of working with this process and focusing on porcelain - renowned for its tricky nature, beauty and history. These classes are for people who have had some experience of wheel-throwing 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. 

£230 per person per workshop  
This includes all teaching, materials and kiln firings with items being glazed and finished for students, if you wish to glaze the items yourself elsewhere or at subsequent classes 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.

10-5pm on each workshop day

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2018 Dates to be confirmed in September - sign up to the mailing list at the bottom of the page for notifications on forthcoming dates. 


Wheel-Throwing Lessons for 1 to 4 People

2 Hour Class

1 Person: £100 inclusive of materials and kiln firing

2 People: £130 inclusive of materials and kiln firing

3 people: £160 inclusive of materials and kiln firing 

4 people: £190 inclusive of materials and kiln firing

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 lesson can be used to troubleshoot recurring issues. 

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The studio is based at the Chocolate Factory, Farleigh Place, Dalston, East London.


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