Ceramics is finally back vogue. With artists such as Grayson Perry, Emma Hart and Jesse Wine putting it firmly back on the art map, ceramics is no longer confined to the pastime of the Good Life set or merely the pursuit of the craft elite. Ceramics classes and studios are now in high demand, especially as a wave of specialist institutions have closed or ceased their ceramics courses over the past few years. To meet the growing need of people wanting to work with clay, Turning Earth was born.
Opening in 2013 in railway arches off Kingsland Road, Turning Earth was London’s first open-access ceramics studio. After the success of the Hoxton space, it sought to expand operations, converting an old hardware factory in Lee Valley into a new 8,500 sq ft ceramics centre, which opened in March 2017.
Equipped with shared facilities, a beautiful open-plan studio, an array of weekly classes and an incubator for 30 makers, Turning Earth’s E10 space continues to ‘cultivate craft’ and ‘nurture creativity,’ in a non-exclusive environment.
To find out more and book classes, visit Turning Earth.
Turning Earth E10 – 11 Argall Avenue, London E10 7QE. Tel +44 (0)20 3325 1912.