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Ceramics and pottery

Embrace your creativity with a short course that will enhance your ceramic and pottery artistry.

Enhance your ceramics and pottery skills with a selection of dedicated creative programmes.

Our part-time leisure programmes in ceramics and pottery will help you develop your skills in a social and supportive environment.

If you are inspired by clay, want to broaden your skill levels and gain more knowledge and experience of ceramic materials and processes, a ceramics and pottery course could be ideal for you. 

Programmes are available on weekdays and weekends, and last between one day and 30 weeks. If you would like a whole day ceramic course, why not enrol on one of our Saturday courses? We also offer an Associate Artists ceramic course for those of a higher skill level.

Subjects available

  • Ceramics and pottery - enhance your creative ceramics and pottery skills with a selection of dedicated short courses with our experienced teachers. 

Qualifications available

You will gain specialist skills in ceramics, designing and making through our non-accredited courses.

You will design and make ceramic pieces through various techniques and processes such as: 

  • throwing
  • slip casting
  • hand-building
  • glaze formulation and application
  • decorating techniques
  • firing

Some experience of ceramics and pottery would be beneficial, but not essential, because you work at your own pace and level. You can work at your own pace with your own designs, under guidance from your tutor.

You will develop new skills and explore different making and decorating techniques suitable for both beginners and more experienced potters alike. More advanced students will be encouraged to develop their own ideas through personal tutorials with the tutor. 


Our programmes are practical and workshop-based, with group and individual demonstrations of a variety of techniques. You will work at an appropriate pace with your tutor's guidance. Equipment needed for this course is available in our established and fully-equipped ceramics workshop, and specialist suppliers of materials will be issued by the tutor should this be required. 

You will have access to large capacity kilns and slab rollers. Make sure to wear old clothes and bring an overall, as working with clay can get messy!

Industry partnerships

Our experienced tutors offer their ceramics and pottery expertise to students. All classes are taught in well-equipped workshops and all levels are catered for. 

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