Pottery and Ceramics: Mixed ability

Course overview

This six-week course is a perfect chance to try out and improve all the basic techniques of the fun and fulfilling craft of pottery. Experience all skills from hand building and wheel throwing, to surface decoration and glazing.

The course is suitable for both beginners and intermediate level makers.

You will work at your own pace with our friendly and experienced tutor.

Please note this course only runs during term time.

During this practical and structured ceramics course, you will be taught through group and individual tuition, as well as ongoing demonstrations.

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

  • forming using pinching and coiling techniques
  • joining techniques
  • decoration (slip trailing, glazing, on-glaze painting and slip-glazing)

All under the patient and friendly guidance of our experienced tutor!

The aim of the course is to introduce and build on your pottery skills. Once fired in the kiln, you will be able to take away your own handmade pieces. Most students find immense satisfaction from working with the simple elements of clay, water and glazes, enabling them to de-stress from a busy day!

Teaching methods include:

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

Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your skills according to your own specific needs.

All basic ceramics materials will be supplied by the college.

You will need to bring to each session:

  • a notebook and something to write with
  • a towel
  • an apron or wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting messy

You must wear flat shoes as this is a safety requirement.

You may wish to bring hand cream and a dust mask. If you have very sensitive skin, you may also wish to bring a pair of washing-up gloves.

We offer a wide range of ceramics courses and workshops throughout the year, or you might like to try a different arts and crafts course.

Please note this course only runs during term time.

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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.
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