What you will do
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 class can also be used as a group outing to try something detached from ordinary day-to-day life. Teaching is done on a one on one basis with demonstrations from John himself, which gives the students the best chance of learning efficiently.
Now you can
- Incorporate throwing in porcelain into your artistic repertoire, with a good understanding of the art form *
- Try out some of the techniques that you learnt during the class in your own time *
- Take home your own personal porcelain object either for yourself or as a gift to a friend or family member *
Keep / Eat
Although all work has to be dried and fired twice, you are able to collect your work when it is ready to take home
Did you know?
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, John Dawson
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 been incorporated into John's art. With Baroque music, the form is usually very simple, with only a few notes being used, allowing the performer to embellish or decorate the piece with their own emotions and ideas. Similarly, John has used porcelain clay to express these feelings. As with the basic theme of a baroque piece, with pottery, a simple bowl form is made and then altered to create an impression of movement.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.