What you will do
If you've always wanted to have a go at throwing then this is a good place to start. This session is 2 hours long and is designed for three people so is a great shared experience for three friends or for a family (please note these sessions are for adults, sadly we cannot accommodate under 18s). One of our tutors will teach you how to create a simple cylinder shape that you could use as either cups, flower pots or for serving food. Your tutor will use demonstrations, discussions and hands-on assistance to guide you through the process.
Saturday classes are available and run at the following times: 9:30-11:30am 12:30-2:30pm 3-5pm
Weekday classes are available at flexible times and dates and all classes are subject to availability.
The Jo Davies Studio is the professional studio for the ceramicist Jo Davies and is set inside the Chocolate Factory Workshops in Stoke Newington near Dalston. Jo Davies designs and makes her own range of porcelain which can be seen at the studio. She works with other tutors to offer Beginners and Master Classes alongside her own practice. The Chocolate Factory is a beautiful environment for learning and a secret London gem.
Items made during the session will be fired and finished at the studio and should be collected at a later date. This usually takes about 5 weeks.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Jo Davies Ceramics
Jo Davies is an experienced tutor in ceramics and offers tuition in her studio for wheel-throwing with the help of a dedicated team of assistant tutors. 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 undergraduates. 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.
Classes at the Jo Davies Studio are small - no more than 4 at a time - so everyone receives the attention they need to learn. Individual progress is often quicker than in larger classes when a teacher's attention is more thinly spread. Many classes will give one demonstration and expect you to sink or swim. This is not our way. We believe strongly in frequent guidance at the early stages of learning to wheel-throw, allowing students to gather confidence to stand on their own two feet without allowing them to flounder.
Jo, with the help of her assistant tutor, offers Beginners classes, Taster sessions and Master Classes. All Master Classes at the studio are taught exclusively by Jo.
Please contact the studio for further information about classes if you have any questions.
All materials and tools are provided. Please wear comfortable clothes (no skirts please) and tie your hair back.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.