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Throwing in Porcelain

5(2 reviews)
Potter extraordinaire John Dawson will take you piece by piece through the basic techniques needed to master porcelaine pottering in this workshop
Charlton
In-person
£150 pp
5hrs
Beginner
What happens in this class?

Of all types of clay, it is generally acknowledged that porcelain is the finest. So why not get your hands dirty with this expert-led class in throwing with porcelain. Although a tough skill to master, potter extraordinaire John Dawson will take you piece by piece through the basic techniques needed to master this beautiful and therapeutic art form

In this class

Students will learn how to throw on the potter's wheel using porcelain clay. Pottery is a skill that requires plenty of practice and the students will be taught to focus and be patient with their art. The…

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Latest Reviews
5(2 reviews)
Jane - 26 August 2019
It was clear, from the outset, that John is an excellent and experienced teacher who is able to quickly gauge what help and guidance you need. This is a friendly and supportive environment in which to learn and I really appreciated the guidance and advice. I would strongly recommend this course.
Johanna - 2 May 2018
Great experience. John is a fantastic teacher, very patient and fun to learn from. We addressed a couple of specific issues I had throwing porcelain, and I came away with new techniques to address these. John was very open and lovely to chat to, and I was able to ask anything to get a broader understanding of porcelain as a material. Highly recommended!
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Age Requirement

This class is suitable for all agesAll students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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Your Teacher

John Dawson came over to the UK from New Zealand in the 1970s, where studio pottery constituted a popular and active movement and dominated the crafts. Although he initially arrived in England with the intention of studying the harpsichord and organ at Trinity College of Music London, John's desire to work with clay was still very strong and soon took over from the music.

Having now graduated from Goldsmiths' College, there are stylistic parallels to be drawn between John's music and his pottery, both being drawn from the Baroque period.

The simplistic themes associated with Baroque music have…

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Jane - 26 August 2019
It was clear, from the outset, that John is an excellent and experienced teacher who is able to quickly gauge what help and guidance you need. This is a friendly and supportive environment in which to learn and I really appreciated the guidance and advice. I would strongly recommend this course.
Johanna - 2 May 2018
Great experience. John is a fantastic teacher, very patient and fun to learn from. We addressed a couple of specific issues I had throwing porcelain, and I came away with new techniques to address these. John was very open and lovely to chat to, and I was able to ask anything to get a broader understanding of porcelain as a material. Highly recommended!