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COVID-19 Update

Structured courses in Turning Earth’s Learning Hubs in Argall Avenue and Cremer St have now resumed. This is in line with other adult education providers and community colleges across the country.

We have adapted our classrooms to provide the highest standards of Covid-19 secure learning. We have:

- moved all classes to sites large enough to accommodate full social distancing of 2 metres or fitted Perspex screens where this is not possible
- carried out regular Covid-19 Secure inspections
- created stringent cleaning protocols for high contact areas and shared equipment
- implemented temperature checks
- implemented visors and masks for teachers *
- implemented amplification for teaching where necessary
- required all students to regularly wash hands
- required consistent mask wearing *
- eliminated bottlenecks by installing more cleaning facilities
- implemented ventilation throughout and after classes
- carried out deep cleaning after classes

* Following the latest May 2021 government guidelines regarding face coverings for adult education providers, masks and face coverings are no longer mandatory in our classes. However, while case numbers are growing, as a courtesy to other course participants, we strongly encourage all our students to wear one unless exempt. A minimum of 1-meter distance should still be kept at all times.

Please note that we will measure your temperature when you arrive. Anyone with a temperature of 38 degrees and above won't be allowed into our studios. If your temperature is between 37.5 and 37.9 degrees, you will be asked to sit aside and wait 15 minutes in order to retake your body temperature. During this time, you will also be asked to take a rapid lateral flow test (results are available in 30 minutes). This protocol is in place regardless of your vaccination status.

Please note: Turning Earth Hoxton classes sell out extremely quickly (often within minutes), particularly those held in the evenings. Due to our high number of subscribers and the comparatively small size of our team, we don't have the resources to manage an advance waiting list. Instead, we now list the date and time that each course goes online as soon as we have scheduled it so that you can set a reminder to come back and book. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to welcoming you into the studio soon.

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Please note: Turning Earth classes often sell out quickly (sometimes within minutes) - particularly those held in the evenings. Due to our high number of subscribers and the comparatively small size of our team, we are unable to take bookings prior to the date where they go on sale online. Instead, we now list the date and time that each course goes online as soon as we have scheduled it so that you can set a reminder and come back and book. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to welcoming you into the studio soon.

Upcoming ceramics courses at Turning Earth Argall Ave, E10

When we have classes available they will be displayed immediately below and you can book online.  Due to high levels of demand we don't to take pre-bookings or sign-ups over the phone or by email; this is to make sure the process is fair. The next courses we will list can be found further down the page, along with the date and time when they will be posted online.

Cancelling course bookings
Course fees are non-refundable once the course you are enrolled into is sold out or when it has already started. It is important that you are sure that you can attend the complete course before you can book your place. If you are no longer able to attend your course, please do let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to help. Note that we will only be able to issue a refund if we can find another person to take over your place on the course.

Missing lessons
Our courses are structured in weekly progressing steps, so it is imperative that you are sure that you can attend all course dates before you book a course. It is not possible to reschedule a missed lesson to another date - we do not have spare places on any of our courses.

This same policy applies to lessons missed due to illness or self isolating.

About Turning Earth's ceramics classes

Our courses run all year round and each one is taught by an experienced Turning Earth artist. Standard classes cover both hand-building techniques and wheel throwing and are available for anyone ages 16 or older (although throwing classes are also available for people that just want to work on the wheel). Tuition fees are  £375 for a 12 week standard class, and each session is  3 hours long. When your work is ready to be fired, there’ll be a small charge of £5 per kg for materials. Courses are non-refundable once in progress.

Read more about our classes here.

We also offer courses in our site in E10, a beautiful ceramics retreat hidden in the Argall Avenue industrial estate in Leyton, near Lea Bridge Road station. We have a separate dedicated classroom in the Leyton studio, and so we are able offer a greater variety of courses there; if you can't find something suitable in Hoxton there may be a course online at Argall Avenue that would suit you.

Week-long 'Turning Earth Intensive' ceramics courses

Due to popular demand, we now hold one-week intensive courses at the Leyton studio.

We've crammed the content of our 12-week course - plus some extras - into a single week. It's a great way to get going in the craft quickly without the long-term commitment of a weekly time slot.

Plan a mini London 'claycation' and get creative in our beautiful East London studio. When you 'graduate' you'll have all the tools you need to become a studio member and come and go at times that suit you.

Please note, to facilitate ample time for firing, a glazing workshop will be held the weekend following the course (9 or 10 days later).