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Introduction to Pottery – Evening Class

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Courses Code
QEXCEINTPOT
Study method
Part Time
Cost from
£225
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  • Is this course for you?

    This course is aimed at beginners and anyone wishing to try pottery for the first time. Each student will develop an understanding of clay and the processes involved in producing a piece of work. They will learn the basic techniques involved in hand building, throwing and sculpting, followed by an introduction to glazes and their application. The course is delivered in a relaxed atmosphere with an emphasis on encouraging students to enjoy the feeling of well-being that working with clay creates.

  • Required qualifications

    No qualifications required just a little bit of patience and creativity would be useful.

  • What skills will I develop?

    This is a relaxed course where every student is encouraged to enjoy working with clay and the feeling of wellbeing it provides. Students will be shown the basic skills of hand building using methods of coiling, pinch pots and slab building and also the techniques of sculpture. We have a number of wheels for students that wish to try throwing and develop this technique. They will develop an understanding of how to prepare a piece of work for firing and be given an introduction to the use of glazes and their application. There is no pressure to produce work to a specific standard, the aim is to encourage students to develop their own skills and individual style allowing them to work at their own pace developing individual projects under guidance from the tutor. Returning students are encouraged to share ideas and techniques with each other which gives this course a real community feel to it.

  • Careers

    This course is designed to be a course for wellbeing and does not provide any qualifications that lead onto further education.

    The progression course is Pottery and Ceramics. Other courses are also available.

  • English and maths

    An understanding of maths may be useful when weighing out materials or measuring for templates and calculating quantities but it is not essential for the course.

  • Other important information

    Students will be required to bring an apron with them and there will be additional costs required for the finished fired work based on weight and materials used. Some students may wish to purchase their own tools and additional resources as they progress.

  • Is this course for you?

    This course is aimed at beginners and anyone wishing to try pottery for the first time. Each student will develop an understanding of clay and the processes involved in producing a piece of work. They will learn the basic techniques involved in hand building, throwing and sculpting, followed by an introduction to glazes and their application. The course is delivered in a relaxed atmosphere with an emphasis on encouraging students to enjoy the feeling of well-being that working with clay creates.

  • Required qualifications

    No qualifications required just a little bit of patience and creativity would be useful.

  • What skills will I develop?

    This is a relaxed course where every student is encouraged to enjoy working with clay and the feeling of wellbeing it provides. Students will be shown the basic skills of hand building using methods of coiling, pinch pots and slab building and also the techniques of sculpture. We have a number of wheels for students that wish to try throwing and develop this technique. They will develop an understanding of how to prepare a piece of work for firing and be given an introduction to the use of glazes and their application. There is no pressure to produce work to a specific standard, the aim is to encourage students to develop their own skills and individual style allowing them to work at their own pace developing individual projects under guidance from the tutor. Returning students are encouraged to share ideas and techniques with each other which gives this course a real community feel to it.

  • Careers

    This course is designed to be a course for wellbeing and does not provide any qualifications that lead onto further education.

    The progression course is Pottery and Ceramics. Other courses are also available.

  • English and maths

    An understanding of maths may be useful when weighing out materials or measuring for templates and calculating quantities but it is not essential for the course.

  • Other important information

    Students will be required to bring an apron with them and there will be additional costs required for the finished fired work based on weight and materials used. Some students may wish to purchase their own tools and additional resources as they progress.

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    Cost: £225

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    End Time:21:00 PM

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