Hey Clay event with ceramicists Jo Davies & Isatu Hyde

Exhibition, Talk & Workshops 7th – 14th April

In conjunction with the Crafts Council’s ‘Hey Clay!’ event, the Committee of Taste is delighted to welcome back the wonderful ceramicist Jo Davies to the Stables Café, Gladstone Park. ‘Hey Clay!’ is a national celebration of clay with events nationwide throughout 7th – 9th April and we are thrilled to be taking part in this years programme of events.

A number of you will have visited Jo’s pop-up exhibition in December 2016 and have taken part in her porcelain lantern making / wheel throwing workshops which went down brilliantly. We were blown away by the pieces produced and it was great to see some familiar faces getting creative!

For those of you who didn’t attend or are unfamiliar with her work, Jo Davies specialises in wheel-thrown and hand-built porcelain, bringing years of experience and craftsmanship to every object made. The enjoyment of the making process and the continuing development of an evolving creativity are what drives her practice. As a Royal College of Art graduate, and experienced studio-ceramics practitioner, Jo Davies has become a respected Designer-Maker. Her work is bought by collectors from around the world who value her ceramics for its quality and beauty. She is an award-winning practitioner who has taught at university level and exhibits internationally.

Isatu Hyde is our wonderful potter in residence. She produces beautiful functional pottery including tableware, plant pots, jars and vases. She joins us following a 3 year apprenticeship with Andrew Crouch at The Marches Pottery in Ludlow, Shropshire. We are thrilled to have her on board.


Exhibition, shop, talk and workshops :

From Friday 7th April – Friday 14th April, there will be an exhibition of Jo Davies’ ceramics with the opportunity to view and purchase her unique range of porcelain vessels, tableware and lighting.

We are thrilled to be hosting a series of events to coincide with Jo’s exhibition.


Friday 7th April :

Opening event 6pm – 8pm.

Jo Davies will be at the Stables Café to launch our ‘Hey Clay!’ exhibition and events. A wonderful opportunity to meet the ceramicist herself and pick up some beautiful pieces. Light refreshments will be available to purchase. Pop up for a glass of wine and get to enjoy a preview of some of Jo’s pieces and speak with the maker herself.


Saturday 8th April :

An informal talk by Jo Davies 12.00pm – 12.30pm.

A wonderful opportunity to find out more about her practice and inspirations. Jo will also talk about getting into a creative/ceramics career and will be happy to take questions from budding creatives on this subject.

Free event. Booking essential.


Saturday 8th April: 

Creative porcelain workshop lead by Jo Davies 3pm – 5pm.

Participants will create functional and non-functional artwork by imprinting textures, plants and objects into porcelain clay creating embossed images onto the surface of your own unique objects – from plates to platters to ‘clay canvases’, make art you can hang on the wall or even eat from! This workshop will provide a wonderful opportunity for participants of all abilities to get creative under the guidance of Jo. No prior experience necessary.

£35 per person. This includes tuition, materials, kiln firing & tea/coffee. Booking Essential.

Please note items cannot be taken away on the day as they have to be fired off site. Participants will be able to pick up the items they’ve made from The Stables Café shortly afterwards (date to be confirmed) or arrange a delivery.



Taster wheel-throwing sessions led by the Committee of Taste’s wonderful Potter in Residence, Isatu Hyde 10am – 3pm.

Have you always wanted to have a go on the potter’s wheel? This is your chance to try it out. This highly respected craft, dating back thousands of years, is trickier than it looks but great fun to try. Attendees will get the opportunity to have a go at throwing a pot on a potter’s wheel under the brilliant guidance of Isatu.

Free session. Booking essential. Each session will be 20 – 30 minutes long. A small charge will be requested to cover costs if you wish to have your piece fired and finished and collect at a later date.



To book for any of the events online, please visit our Eventbrite page by clicking here.

Alternatively please email/call or pop up to the café and speak with a member of the team.

Payments taken for bookings at the Stables Café do not incur the online charge.

As spaces are limited we kindly ask that anyone wishing to cancel their booking for one of our free events informs us as soon as possible so that we can open the space up for others wishing to attend.

Email : info@committee-of-taste.co.uk

Tel : +44 (0)20 8452 1368


Additional Information

All activities are suitable for those aged 13 +

Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are non refundable


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