This centre of excellence caters for a diversity of students from those with learning disabilities to advanced-level practitioners. Those on vocational City & Guilds courses consistently achieve success rates of over 90%. The teaching is judged to be outstanding. The studio is frequently described as one of the best in London. Many students say their courses are integral to their health and wellbeing.
Most courses and all workshops are paid for by the learners themselves. Yet Management wish to convert the space to try out new courses they hope will attract short-term government funding.
Please join the clamour of voices opposing this decision, among them Edmund de Waal, Jeremy Deller and Grayson Perry, and sign the petition here.
Written by Natalie Bennett
Student of ceramics at City & Islington College