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Ceramics Handbuilding & Throwing - All Levels (C00117-161703)

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Price: £230.00 Discounts available Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Mon (09:45 to 12:45)

Started: 24/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 10)

End Date: 10/07/2017

Tutor Approval Required? No

Course Overview:

This course is a general ceramics course which covers most methods of making pots including throwing on the potter's wheel. Interspersed with this you will learn several decorating and firing techniques.

How to Enrol:

Enrolment is best carried out online. If you prefer to enrol in person, you can enrol at reception.

Entry Requirements:


Course Content:

Optional projects will be set for those with some experience. Beginners will explore the exciting possibilities of pottery, through gaining a basic understanding of handbuilding techniques, throwing and glazing .

You will learn how to decorate pots with slips and underglazes, and how to use glaze to decorative effect.
You will also learn about different types of clay, their firing temperatures and their suitability to different techniques.
You will be encouraged to keep a working journal of inspirational material from the internet and magazines, sketches and technical notes. This is for your own benefit and is not compulsory.

Assessment Methods:

This is a leisure course, and is not examined in any way. Question and answer in groups and during 1:1 guidance and observation. There will be lots of verbal ongoing constructive criticism and advice.

Additional Information:

We strongly recommend that learners wear non slip, closed footwear in the pottery area as there is often a lot of dust created and the floors may become slippery when wet if there are spillages.

You will be required to pay for your clay by weight. The price includes glazes and firing. There are additional charges for special firings.

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline please email

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email or drop in to our main reception area.

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

An apron, sketch/note book (preferably A4) and pen/pencil.


Regular attendance is to your own benefit. If you know you can t attend in advance please let your tutor know.

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

You could progress to a qualification course.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much homework will I need to do outside of class?
No set homework, but research and visits to museums and galleries help to develop your interest and skills.
What will happen if I miss a class?
You may miss a demonstration of a new technique, but you will be able to catch up.
When will the exams take place?
There are no exams.
Do I need any special clothing or equipment?
An apron. The college does not provide tools, but tutors tools are available for your use.
Is there any tutorial support?
Not as such, but help and guidance is always available.

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.


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