Gift Classes in Wheel-Throwing
Gift Classes in Wheel-Throwing
Two hour classes can be bought as gifts.
We have classes that are designed to be both for complete beginners or for people at a more advanced stage in their wheel-throwing. You are welcome to purchase a single session or a block of classes according to preference. If purchasing a block then we will devise lesson plans according to requirements. These are fun classes for 1, 2, 3 or 4 people and will take place at the Jo Davies Studio. All the classes at the studio are taught either by Jo Davies or one of her assistant tutors using her method of teaching.
Times and dates are flexible so the 'giftee' should contact the studio to arrange the day and time of their class.
Please note that Gift Classes are valid for 6 months from the date of purchase.
Class size and why it’s important
The Classes at the Jo Davies Studio are some of the smallest wheel-throwing classes available with a maximum 4:1 ratio, student to tutor, so that students can make faster progress with the direct help of their tutor quickly. The classes have been designed by Jo in this way because of Jo’s long experience with students who came to her workshop after going to large wheel-throwing classes where they were often left waiting a long time for a tutor’s attention before being able to move forward. This frustration will never happen in our small classes as the maximum size of a class is 4 students, meaning you will make progress faster.
Classes on Saturday may be booked every week at the following times: 9:30-11:30am / 12:30-2:30pm / 3-5pm
Sunday schools can be booked by individuals wishing to join a group class. Please get in touch to enquire about availability.
Weekday classes are available at flexible times, including evenings.
All class bookings should be made in advance using the contact details on this website. You are welcome to contact the studio prior to purchase to enquire about the timing of the class. Alternatively, the giftee can get in touch with us to arrange a time that is convenient for them.
All tools and equipment are provided
Firing and glazing are included but you may want to glaze your work yourself so just let your teacher know on the day.
Things to consider ahead of the day:
You may want to bring an apron
Wear clothes you don't mind getting splashed - all materials wash out easily though.
We prefer our students to wear trousers or shorts rather than skirts because of the practicalities of throwing at a potter’s wheel (skirts can be a little physically restricting for this activity) but if you’re happy then we’re happy.
Arrive with short fingernails - this is very helpful when throwing and long fingernails can really get in the way of your enjoyment of the process.
Please plan your journey to the studio so you can arrive on time. Classes cannot go on beyond the allocated time and we want you to have the maximum amount of enjoyment from the class.
The Class will take place at the Jo Davies Studio at the Chocolate Factory, Farleigh Place, London, N16 7SX, where it’s also possible to buy pieces from the Jo Davies Collection. MAP
These classes are intended for adults
Your place on a gift class should be booked on a day you are able to attend. This is because we often have to turn away customers when our class schedule is fully booked and we don’t like to have gaps if we don’t need to as we want to make sure as many people as possible can enjoy a class here at the studio. If you need to re-schedule your class then this is possible up to 14 days prior to the day of the class, after this point you may forfeit your class according to the discretion of the studio. The gift class cannot be exchanged for cash.
If the class has not yet been booked by the ‘giftee’ then a gift class can be exchanged for an item or items from the Jo Davies Ceramics collection up to the value of the class. Any difference in price above the total value must be paid. The gift class cannot be exchanged for cash.
Cancellation of a class by the Jo Davies Studio will incur a full refund or postponement of the class according to the preference of the customer.