This is a weekend workshop introducing students to how to throw with porcelain taught by Jo Davies. As with all Jo Davies Studio classes there will be a maximum of 4 students allowing for plenty of time and attention from your tutor. It will be a guided tour of throwing with porcelain for people who have already wheel-thrown before but may not have worked with porcelain or for students who have thrown with porcelain but come up against recurring issues like pots cracking, warping or slumping, and would like to know more about how to overcome these problems. Students at all levels are welcome on this course but some experience is preferable.
This weekend workshop is for students who are 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 material through specific guidance from Jo Davies who is a specialist in porcelain, working with it exclusively to create her renowned collection of ceramic work. Her extensive experience with porcelain will give you an insight into how this material behaves and is something students are welcome to tap into through demonstrations, discussion and practice.
During this workshop we will discuss how to harness the best qualities of porcelain through some simple exercises in throwing and turning - all will be demonstrated and explained to students beforehand. Students are very welcome to discuss any problems that they are having with their throwing with Jo on the day or get in touch ahead of the day to highlight anythign you would like to cover during the weekend.
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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.
Class fees include all teaching, materials and kiln firings. Items made during the workshop will be glazed and finished for students after the class 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. All tools are provided but please feel free to bring your own tools if you would like to. Aprons are not provided so please bring these with you if you would like to and wear comfortable clothing.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.