F V Ceramics Studio art classes in London
F V Ceramics Studio art classes in London

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F V Ceramics Studio

14 reviews
14 reviews

Francesca has been working as a ceramic maker since 2001 and graduated from Central Saint Martins with Hons in 2009. She established her studio in 2015 and have been working under F V Ceramics ever since.

She has been teaching adults both at her studio and at a North London’s art centre for over two years. In the past she has been involved with a children art charity, delivering after school clay activities to primary school pupils and their parents.

In her practice she uses mainly porcelain, creating collections of jewellery and tableware that she sells at markets and online. Pure and coloured porcelain bodies are combined to produce simple and elegant designs to wear and adorn our body and home.

Francesca runs weekly evenings and weekend classes in the main hand-building techniques - pinching, coiling, slabbing - and introduces decorative techniques for clay using slips (clay paints) and textures. She loves teaching and giving others a platform to encounter materials and learn skills to express their imagination and creativity in a relaxed, social and informal setting.

Her studio is located between Earlsfield and Tooting and within a thriving community of artists and makers. The studio is easy to get to by train, bus and has free parking on site.

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Reviews(14)View all reviews

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Hidemi
21 Feb
I took Francesca’s class more than five times she is very friendly and teach me many techniques during class I always really enjoy her class. I’m very happy to use my ceramics everyday.
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Hanni
21 Feb
Francesca is lovely. Very patient, helpful and full of ideas and knowledge. Her courses are relaxed and allow you to work on your own projects while she helps you whenever you need. Would definitely recommend her classes. I came back several times and love it!
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Chandresh
21 Feb
What a great class. I was transported back to childhood, playing with clay in art classes. Clay is just a lovely medium, the tactile immediacy allows you form ideas with comfortable ease... It takes a great teacher to point that out and Francesca offered just that in a comfortable and friendly environment. Highly recommended.
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Agota Balint
27 Feb
I loved the pinch-a-pot workshop. It was just so relaxing and the teacher is very informative and friendly! I would recommend whoever doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty and wanting to try something new!

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Hidemi
21 Feb
I took Francesca’s class more than five times she is very friendly and teach me many techniques during class I always really enjoy her class. I’m very happy to use my ceramics everyday.
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Hanni
21 Feb
Francesca is lovely. Very patient, helpful and full of ideas and knowledge. Her courses are relaxed and allow you to work on your own projects while she helps you whenever you need. Would definitely recommend her classes. I came back several times and love it!
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Chandresh
21 Feb
What a great class. I was transported back to childhood, playing with clay in art classes. Clay is just a lovely medium, the tactile immediacy allows you form ideas with comfortable ease... It takes a great teacher to point that out and Francesca offered just that in a comfortable and friendly environment. Highly recommended.
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Agota Balint
27 Feb
I loved the pinch-a-pot workshop. It was just so relaxing and the teacher is very informative and friendly! I would recommend whoever doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty and wanting to try something new!
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Ellie
10 Mar
Loved the session! Tiny, lovely studio with everything needed for a fun night. Francesca was very good at explaining the pinching process and shared ideas on what can be achieved with a variety of tools and techniques. I was not expecting to be able to complete a small piece in two hours, but I was pleasantly surprised. Francesca is very knowledgeable and uses simple terms when introducing the subject, which makes learning easy. I had a great night and would definitely recommend it (and attend) again!
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Kelly
4 Apr
I had a great time at Francesca's class! She is very informative and creates a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere which allows you to explore your own idea's and techniques.
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Sacha
13 Apr
Very knowledgable workshop host. Environment was cosy and personal :)
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Ellie
14 Apr
Went back to collect the pinch pot I made in a previous class and took the opportunity to have another go. This time I worked on a pinched pot using a different clay and it is amazing to see how this can totally change the way you work. Also explored more slip decorating techniques. Absolutely loved it!
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Libby
1 May
Very relaxed and enjoyable evening!
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Ellie
16 Jun
Keep returning to this class. So much fun , great teaching and new skills to be at learnt each session. Loved the pots I made and grateful to Francesca for sharing all her ideas on shaping and decorating my new work! Highly reccommended!
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Maddy
1 Dec
Francesca was wonderfully patient, friendly and kind, and a great instructor. The class was a lot of fun, super relaxing and we both learnt so much!! Pinch potting is such a great way to de-stress! For first time pinch potters, it was a fantastic night with laughs and red wine, and the perfect gift for a friends birthday. Can't wait to see what our pots look like out of the kiln. Thanks Francesca!
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Katherine
19 May
Thank you Francesca! We had a lovely time at the workshop 😊
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Li
19 May
Excellent experience and very professional instructor!! Friendly and clean environment. One of the best workshop experience I have ever had!! Thank you very much!!
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Rachel
16 Jan
Fantastic class! Francesca is a great teacher on using the wheel and gives lots of wonderful options for decorating your mug afterwards. Would highly recommend, we can't wait to come back.

F V Ceramics Studio's Upcoming Classes

Pinch-a-Pot Evening Clay Workshop
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(11) - Tooting
£45pp · 2 hour workshop
Throwing on the Wheel - Make-a-Mug
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(1) - Tooting
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£45pp · 2 hour workshop
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Tooting
£45pp · 1.5 hour workshop

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