Community Learning – Ceramics at OYAP Bicester

Course overview

PLEASE NOTE this course takes place at:

OYAP Trust (former St Edburgs School), Cemetery Rd, Bicester, OX26 6BB Tel: 01869 602560

The 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 well-being, 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.

We’ll be offering a two-hour session on Thursday mornings 10.30-12.30, giving you plenty of time to experiment with clay. You can attend as many of the sessions as you wish!

2023: Sept 14,28, Oct 5,12,19, Nov 2,9,16,23,30, Dec 7,14

2024: Jan 11,18,25, Feb 1,8,22,29, Mar 7,14,21,28, Apr 18,25, May 2,9,16,23 June 6,13,20,27, July 4,11


This is one of our Community Learning courses.

Our Community Learning programme offers a series of FREE, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental well-being for adults. Participation can help those managing mental health conditions that have a mild-moderate impact on their day-to-day lives. You need to be aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) AND:

•employed and earning an annual salary of less than £20,319 or
•unemployed, in receipt of state benefit and looking for work
•have a social or emotional difficulty, or challenges with mental health or emotional wellbeing.

For further details and terms and conditions please view our Community Learning page.



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)

How you’ll learn and be assessed

You will learn through a variety of methods, including:

  • formal instruction
  • discussion
  • individual tuition
  • practical demonstration
  • practical experience
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  • Flexible start - 11 July 2024
  • 10:30 - 12:30
  • Thursday
  • 1 Year
    • 16-18: Free

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

    • Adult: TBC

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

This course is fully booked

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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.