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Ceramics/Pottery Associate Artists: Advanced

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Oxford City Centre,
Oxpens Rd,
Oxford, OX1 1SA

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12 weeks
12 weeks

- Fees subject to change
- For international fees, discounts and payment options go to Fees Information section

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New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

See information about the measures we are taking to keep learners safe while on campus.

This course is aimed at creatives who have attended a pottery/ceramics class for two or more years.

Associate Artists Advanced is for you if you have attended a pottery/ceramics class for two or more years and you want to develop your skills to a higher level. This could lead to self employment or progression to other specialist courses.

You will be expected to work more independently to achieve your aims but professional and experienced tutors are on hand to advise you and assist with using the equipment in our studio.

Re-enrol to keep on progressing and developing your work in our professional workshop.

NB: The course will run during term time only.

What I'll learn

The topics you can study during these sessions include:

  • 3D research and design skills
  • advanced hand building
  • throwing
  • mold-making and slip-casting techniques
  • glaze development
  • surface decoration
  • firing cycles
  • setting up your studio
  • Health and Safety in ceramics
  • costing and selling work


How I'll learn

This is a non-accredited course but you will be taught Level 4 (Higher National Diploma level) techniques and processes through practical projects and demonstrations.

Teaching methods include:

  • formal instruction
  • discussion
  • individual tuition
  • practical demonstration
  • practical experience

Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills according to your own specific needs.


How I'll be assessed



Entry Requirements

You will need to bring:

  • a sketchbook and something to write with
  • a towel
  • an apron/wear old clothes that you don't mind getting messy

You may wish to bring handcream and a dust mask. If you have sensitive skin, you may also wish to bring a pair of washing-up gloves.

You must wear flat shoes as this is a safety requirement.


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.