Community Wellbeing: Ceramics For All

Course overview

During this fun and relaxed five-week ceramics course, you will have the opportunity to explore making and decorating your own individual pieces of pottery. Working with clay is great fun, whilst allowing you to concentrate on making something tangible, focusing your mind in the present and thus allowing you to unwind. The benefits include making wonderful wares to take away, developing hand coordination, relaxing and meeting new people in a safe environment.

This course is repeated throughout the year, so there is the opportunity to try your hand at a variety of ceramic techniques such as hand building, throwing and decorating.

Our Community Wellbeing programme offers a series of FREE courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental wellbeing for adults aged 19 and over. You are eligible for these funded places if you are aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) and either have a mental health condition or difficulty, are employed and earning an annual salary less than £17,004 per annum, in receipt of state benefit in your own name and unemployed or working and earning less than £338 per month (or £541 for household claims), are a single parent, or have a social or emotional difficulty. For further details and terms and conditions please view our Community Wellbeing page.

Under the guidance of our expert tutor during each course you can explore a range of making and decorating techniques, which will include:

  • Coil pots
  • Slab building
  • Throwing on the wheel
  • Different types of decoration; slip, oxides, glazes and underglazes

By tutor demonstrations, group discussions and individual support.

Please bring an apron and a towel. Tools are provided but you may wish to bring your own.

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Students can work in earthenware or stoneware. The work is fired in oxidation in an electric kiln.

Course Starts in 18 Days
  • 4 November 2021 - 2 December 2021
  • 13:00 - 15:30
  • Thursday
  • 5 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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  • 13 January 2022 - 10 February 2022
  • 13:00 - 15:30
  • Thursday
  • 5 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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  • 17 February 2022 - 24 March 2022
  • 13:00 - 15:30
  • Thursday
  • 5 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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  • 28 April 2022 - 26 May 2022
  • 13:00 - 15:30
  • Thursday
  • 5 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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  • 9 June 2022 - 7 July 2022
  • 13:00 - 15:30
  • Thursday
  • 5 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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Alternatively enrol by phone quoting AC/M/PX281 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.