Oxford City Centre,
Oxford, OX1 1SA
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.
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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 your own pace with our friendly and experienced tutor's guidance.
If you want to keep practising, you can return for another class, or sign up for one of our weekly, mixed-discipline classes.
What I'll learn
You will gain the knowledge to develop your ceramics/ pottery skills along with the confidence to work independently.
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 learn
Teaching methods include:
- Formal instruction
- Individual tuition
- Practical demonstration
- Practical experience
Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills according to your own specific needs.
Some experience of ceramics/pottery would be beneficial but not essential; you work at your own pace and level. All students are supported by the tutor throughout each project.
The cost is inclusive of tuition, clay, glazes, and kiln space for up to two firings necessary to complete the pieces created. Specialist materials and tools will be given out by the tutor if necessary.
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 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. Working with clay can get very messy!
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.