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Ceramics/Pottery for All (mornings)

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This course is suitable for all abilities and experiences and will enable you to explore the huge range of possibilities that clay provides.

This course is suitable for all abilities and experiences and will enable you to explore the huge range of possibilities that clay provides.

This is a practical, workshop-based course with group and individual demonstrations of a variety of techniques.

You will work at your own pace with our friendly and experienced tutor's guidance.

Please be aware that this is a mixed ability class and space in the Pottery is limited.

Scroll towards the bottom of the page for details on the entry requirements and how you'll learn.

What I'll learn

Techniques covered include:

  • the following making methods; pinching, coiling, slabbing, press moulding, modelling/sculpting and wheel throwing
  • following decorative materials; glazes, underglaze colours, metal oxides, coloured slips, relief built and incised surfaces (including sgraffito)
  • develop a feasible ceramic design of own choice or at the tutor's suggestion
  • resolve any problems and be aware of areas for improvement
  • how to apply Health and Safety guidelines in a ceramics studio

 

How I'll learn

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.

 

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
  • enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to learn!

You may wish to bring hand cream. You must wear flat shoes as this is a safety requirement. Working with clay can get very messy!

There is an additional charge for finished fired work, which is £5.00 per kg. 

Homework is optional, but research between lessons will enhance the students experience.

 

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.