What I'll learn
You will gain knowledge about ceramics and ceramicists, and gain confidence in your own skills and techniques.
You will consolidate your existing skills and knowledge and gain exposure to and opportunity to try new techniques. You will get support from our expert staff in developing your own style of ceramics and also learn the fundamentals of the design process.
How I'll learn
You will also spend time studying the work of other ceramicists and potters, past and present, as well as the different aspects of setting up and running a pottery studio, eg. health and safety.
Please bring in a notebook. The course will require extra work in addition to the training timings of approximately 2 hours per week, for example: designing projects, gallery and museum visits, attending talks and demonstrations by other potters and ceramicists, visiting craft fairs and trails.
Mastering Ceramics classes are designed as follows; 30 weeks- 90 hours Saturday 10am- 1pm Guided learning hours. 30 weeks- 90 hours Saturday 2pm-5pm Independent study in Ceramics workshop with technician present. As part of these sessions you would be working independently, exploring your own ideas and practice we will provide tools, equipment, technical support and guidance from one of our experienced staff- who will also undertake the firing of your work in one of our 3 kilns. We can supply you with materials for an additional cost; however you can supply your own if you wish.
Classes will take place on: 22, 29 September, 6, 13, 20 October,10,17, 24 November,1 , 8 December 2018, 12, 19, 26 January, 2,9 February, 2, 9,16, 23, 30 March, 27 April, 4,11, 18, 25 May, 8, 15, 22, 29 June and 6 July 2019.
How I'll be assessed
There are no formal assessments for this course.