Ceramics for All (5 Weeks)

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This course is suitable for all abilities and experience, which enables you to explore the huge range of possibilities that clay provides.

During this term we will explore hand-building techniques (e.g. pinching and coiling) and complimentary surface decorative techniques.
You will be guided and supported through demonstrations and instructions by an experienced tutor.

Please be aware that this is a mixed ability class and space in the Pottery is limited - please contact Woodley Hill House on 01344 766640 before enrolling if you are intending to bring a support worker with you.

What I'll learn

Beginners will follow a programme of projects which introduce them to a range of making and decorating techniques. Experienced students can be set more challenging projects, or work on their own design ideas. All students are supported by the tutor throughout each project.

You will also learn:

  • Pinching techniques
  • Coiling methods.
  • How to shape / form of hand-built pots.
  • The use of texture as a decorative technique, including application of sprigs.
  • How to develop a ceramic design from scratch, from either an idea of your own, or one suggested by the tutor.
  • How to choose and apply a suitable glaze, using the dipping method.
  • How to apply Health and Safety guidelines in the ceramic studio.


How I'll learn

Formal instruction. Discussion. Individual tuition. Practical demonstration. Practical experience.


How I'll be assessed

There is no formal assessment for this course.


Entry Requirements

No previous experience required.


How to Apply

To enrol for this course, simply click on the ‘enrol’ button. You will then be taken to an enrolment form, where you will be asked to add your contact details and payment information.

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.


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