Community Learning: Ceramics

Course overview

Our welcoming ceramics workshop is a relaxed environment to learn all aspects of pottery. You will work at your own pace with our experienced tutor’s guidance throughout your pottery journey.

Clay is a natural medium, collected from the earth and therefore offers touch therapy. Also, participation and creativity can offer relief and increase your wellbeing, having a positive effect on your day to day life! As a practical course, with group and individual demonstrations, you will implement a variety of techniques with support and encouragement to unlock your creativity.

Our Community Learning programme offers a series of free, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental wellbeing for adults aged 19 or over (at the start of the course).

Please visit our Community Learning homepage to see if you are eligible for a free place.

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

  • forming using pinching and coiling techniques, that can be used to build anything you like
  • joining techniques
  • decoration (slip trailing, glazing, on-glaze painting and slip-glazing)

You will learn through a variety of methods, including:

  • formal instruction
  • discussion
  • individual tuition
  • practical demonstration
  • practical experience

All clay, tools and glazes will be provided.

In order to aid your learning, please bring along the following:

  • a sketchbook and something to write with
  • a towel
  • flat shoes
  • an apron/wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting messy
  • enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to learn

You may also wish to bring a pair of washing-up gloves, hand cream and a dust mask.

You must wear flat shoes as this is a safety requirement. Working with clay can get very messy!

You are welcome to join all or any of the following Friday afternoons, from 1-3pm:

  • 7th, 14th, 21st of October 2022
  • 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th of November 2022
  • 2nd, 9th, 16th of December 2022
  • 20th, 27th of January 2023
  • 3rd, 10th, 24th of February 2023
  • 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st of March 2023
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  • Flexible start - 31 July 2023
  • 13:00 - 15:00
  • Friday
  • 20 Weeks
    • 16-18: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

    • Adult: Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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Meet the tutors

We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
If you're interested in one of courses, meet our tutors first! You'll see they have similar passions and interests and, most importantly, the right qualifications to help you make the most of your time and money.