Winter markets 2021

December 2, 2021

After a long wait, the Turning Earth Ceramics Markets are returning this year, as we get together to celebrate the creativity that comes from crisis and reflect on the changes to our lives and making practices that the disruption of the pandemic brought with it.

People browsing market stalls at Turning Earth Market.
Turning Earth Leyton

Turning Earth Leyton's much-loved Winter Market will be held on Saturday 4th and 5th December 2021. More than 70 ceramicists will sell their work direct from the studio, and there will be wheel-throwing and handbuilding demos throughout the weekend - with the option for visitors to have a go too.

A charity stall selling donated work will again raise money for charity Help Refugees. There’ll also be delicious Vietnamese Street food from Hanoi Ca Phe, mulled wine and mince pies, as well as live music.

Come and make a day of it!

Unit C, 11 Argall Avenue
(upstairs at the back of the Mentmore building)
Leyton
E10 7QE

Nearest station, Lea Bridge

For more information see our website: www.turningearth.org/e10/events

Turning Earth Haringey

On 18/19 December we will hold the inaugural Christmas Ceramics Market at the new Turning Earth Haringey.

More than 70 ceramicists will sell their work direct from the studio, and there will be wheel-throwing and handbuilding demos throughout the weekend - with the option for visitors to have a go too.
A stall selling donated work will raise money for local charities. There’ll also be delicious Vietnamese Street food from Hanoi Ca Phe, mulled wine and mince pies, as well as live music.

The market will explore the theme of creativity within times of crisis, while our makers reflect on the changes to our lives and making practices that the disruption of the pandemic brought with it.

The pandemic has impacted our making practices in many ways: while some have had more time to reflect and to make, others have been thrown into childcare and had little time for themselves at all. Wheel throwers have tried handbuilding techniques when their studios were shuttered, while some other makers have turned to the kitchen cupboards to find tools to experiment with when they couldn't leave their homes.

And many, many ceramics lovers have been unable to see work in person - to examine or touch it, let alone meet the maker, as shopping moved online.

Perhaps one of the greatest gifts of the pandemic has been showing us all what we truly love, by giving us the opportunity to long for it.

We are beyond excited to finally welcome you back through our doors.

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We expect the weather to be wintery, so please make sure you’re dressed properly as we will be ventilating indoors as part of our covid safety measures. Masks are once again mandatory (unless exempt), so cover up your smile with your brightest mask. We are following rules and guidelines to ensure a wonderful, welcoming and safe market for everyone.

Winter Markets 2019

November 8, 2019


Modern Potter at Turning Earth Winter Ceramics Market
The Modern Potter at the Turning Earth Leyton Market

This year we are holding two Winter Markets - one in our Leyton centre, and the other in our original Hoxton arches.

TURNING EARTH LEYTON 30 Nov/1 Dec

Head over to our first market in the Turning Earth Leyton studios for ceramics from 75 makers, wheel-throwing and handbuilding demos, delicious Vietnamese Street food from Hanoi Ca Phe, glögg (Scandi-inspired mulled wine) and mince pies, and live music from Balkan klezma group Tantz. A charity stall selling donated work will raise money for charity Help Refugees.

ARGALL AVE OPEN STUDIOS

During the Turning Earth Leyton market weekend you can also browse around local businesses for the third annual Argall Ave Open Studios. Sample delicious ales from Neckstamper Brewery, get some of the city's finest pastries from Pavilion Bakery, and grab some lunch at neighbouring Lighthaus Cafe. Discover furniture from creative reclaimers ThinkFOUND and luxury designer A. White Workshop, as well as  bespoke joinery from RHMB, fine woodwork from Piers Peel, and fine art framing from Dylan Shipton Frames.

Belinda Webster at Turning Earth Hoxton Ceramics Market
Turning Earth Hoxton Winter Market

TURNING EARTH HOXTON + CARVE LONDON 14/15 DEC

The Turning Earth Hoxton market returns on 14/15 December, with 75 different makers, this time based out of our Hoxton studios. We'll have more street food, coffee from Climpsons and live gypsy jazz from George Risk. You can watch demos in wheel throwing and other pottery techniques throughout the day with the option to have a go yourself. Buy specially donated pieces to help raise money for Hackney Migrant Centre.

The market continues at Big Sky studios next door, where an arch is being taken over by wood ware curators carve.london to showcase handmade functional wood work from some of the UK's most inspiring contemporary maker.

ABOUT CARVE.LONDON

Now in it's second year, carve.london is curated by highly regarded greenwood makers, Hackney Road’s Barn the Spoon, and Grain and Knot, one of the UK’s leading wood ware Instagram channels. 12 of the UK's best loved woodworkers will be selling small giftable items, including foraged timber homeware and beautiful basketry. London's

Greenwood Guild will demonstrate with lathes, and they'll even bring along a forge so you can get your knives sharpened in time for Christmas.

Sophie from carve.london says "This year we are so pleased to be hosting @cave.london alongside the Turning Earth Winter Market. As always, our plan is to celebrate the handmade and shine a spotlight on makers in wood. We will have some returning faces such as chairmaker Sam Cooper - whose carvings show such fine attention to detail. We will also be welcoming lots of new faces, including Geoffrey Fisher with his foraged timber homewares and Lee John Phillips, who's work came to our attention after he drew every item in his late grandads shed - he has now translated his graphic style into spoon carving. Ellie Morgan of @woodwoolwillow will have her beautiful handwoven baskets for sale alongside the work of Forge Creative, Havelock Studio, The Green Wood Guild - and of course expect the usual carvings from Barn the spoon, and Grain and Knot."

Another Set Of Classes At Turning Earth E10 Now Online

May 23, 2018

A new set of courses have just gone online at Turning Earth E10:

Thursday mornings starting this week.

Tuesday mornings starting in a fortnight

Sunday mornings

Wednesday evenings

And  one week intensives for the end of July and mid August.

Turning Earth E10 is our new centre in Argall Ave, a secret piece of the city sandwiched between Walthamstow and Clapton just near the new Lea Bridge Road station. The studio is one of London's beautiful hidden worlds, and a great space for a creative retreat.

Working with clay has been proven to make you feel calmer and happier, and can create the space you need to change your life for the better (It worked for all of us).

Through the class you will learn simple techniques to make ceramic work by hand and using the potter's wheel.

SIGN UP NOW

One-week intensive summer course

Due to popular demand, we will be holding some one-week intensive ceramics courses during the holidays in July and August.

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.

Please note, to facilitate ample time for firing, a glazing workshop will be held the weekend after the course

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.

RESERVE A SPACE

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New Ceramics Courses At Turning Earth E10 Now Online

May 2, 2018

Thinking of joining a course at Turning Earth E10? We've recently put a new set online and there's something there for everyone.

Friday afternoons starting this week.

Wednesday mornings starting next week

Thursday evenings

Saturday mornings

And two one week intensives scheduled for August.

Turning Earth E10 is our new centre in Argall Ave, a secret piece of the city sandwiched between Walthamstow and Clapton just near the new Lea Bridge Road station. The studio is one of London's beautiful hidden worlds, and a great space for a creative retreat.

Working with clay has been proven to make you feel calmer and happier, and can create the space you need to change your life for the better (It worked for all of us).

Through the class you will learn simple techniques to make ceramic work by hand and using the potter's wheel.

SIGN UP NOW

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One-week intensive summer course

Due to popular demand, we will be holding some one-week intensive ceramics courses during the August holidays.

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.

Please note, to facilitate ample time for firing, a glazing workshop will be held the weekend after the course

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.