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COVID-19 update: Temporary suspension of Turning Earth courses

Following the recent change in the government’s position on social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the difficult decision to suspend all our classes for the next six weeks, resuming week beginning 4th May or as soon as we can safely restart. While we remain open for members, our classes involve people working in close proximity and we want to enable our students to follow government advice with our support rather than miss out. It’s critical that everyone does what is necessary at this time to delay the spread of the virus so that the NHS can adequately prepare for the crisis.

While we know this temporary suspension of our schedule will cause disruption for all concerned, our hope is to be able to resume your courses where we left off when May begins. All weekly courses will be rescheduled six weeks later and then continue as normal. Intensive courses will be rescheduled altogether and we will offer students a range of dates for these. We will send you out confirmations of restart dates and intensive options as we gain more clarity on when normal life will begin to resume again.

Like the vast majority of small businesses impacted by the virus, our pandemic insurance does not cover the specific disruption we are experiencing, leaving us dependent on loans and the good will of our users to weather the financial burden of this extremely challenging time. We pray that you are able to be patient with us and wait for us to bring courses back on; this will go some way to helping us keep the jobs we provide for the wonderful ceramicists who teach you. In return we will do whatever we can to ensure that you are able to attend for the full remainder of your course.

We wish you and your relatives well and pray that these necessary measures succeed in protecting the maximum number of people.

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.

Upcoming ceramics courses at Turning Earth Hoxton

When we have classes available they will be displayed below and you can book online.  Unfortunately due to high levels of demand, we are unable to take pre-bookings or sign-ups over the phone or by email. The next courses to be listed can be found lower down the page, along with the date and time when they will be available to book.

Please stay tuned for online ceramics courses, which we will shortly be offering for people who want to learn a new skill while in isolation.

About Turning Earth's ceramics classes

Our courses run all year round and each one is taught by an experienced Turning Earth artist. Each class has only 12 students to a teacher so you can expect plenty of individual attention.  Classes cover both hand-building techniques and wheel throwing and are available for anyone ages 16 or older. Tuition fees are  £300 for a 12 week standard class, and each session is  2.5 hours long. When your work is ready to be fired, there’ll be a small charge of £3.60 per kg for materials. Courses are non-refundable once in progress.

We also offer a 3-hour throwing class over 12 weeks on a Monday in our main studio area. The fee for the throwing class is £360 for 12 weeks (3 hours each class). There are 15 students and two teachers, so you can expect plenty of individual attention.

Read more about our classes here.

We also offer courses in our new 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.

You can also sign up for a week-long Turning Earth Intensive at the Leyton studio if you prefer to put aside a block of time to learn rather than attending a weekly class.

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