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You will develop new skills and explore different making and decorating techniques suitable for both beginners and more experienced potters alike.

This is a practical workshop-based course with group and individual demonstrations of a variety of techniques. You will work at an appropriate pace with your tutor's guidance.

This is a part-time evening course running on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6–8pm.

What I'll learn

You will gain the knowledge to develop your ceramics/ pottery skills along with the confidence to work independently.


How I'll learn

You will explore the properties of clay and learn techniques such as:

  • Making (throwing, coiling, slabbing)
  • Decoration (slap trailing, glazing, on-glaze painting and slip-decorating)

During the course, you will produce your own pieces of work for firing and glazing.


How I'll be assessed

This is a learning for leisure course, with no formal assessments. 


Entry Requirements

No experience or qualifications are necessary to attend, just enthusiasm. You are advised to wear old clothes or bring an overall because working with clay can get messy.


How to Apply

To apply 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.