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!

March: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

April: 20, 27 of April 2023

May: 4, 11, 18, 25

June: 1,8,15, 22

 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)

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 - 29 June 2023
  • 10:30 - 12:30
  • Thursday
  • 15 Weeks
    • 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.

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Alternatively enrol by phone quoting BYAEL00D0 or ask a question

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.