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Ceramics - Beginners (C00419-161704)

Availability: Yes

Price: £118.00 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: Sat (10:00 to 13:00)

Started: 22/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 5)

End Date: 20/05/2017

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  • C00419-161705 Ceramics - Beginners Start: 10/06/2017
    Duration: 5 week(s) Days/Time: Sat (10:00 to 13:00)

Tutor Approval Required? No

Course Overview:

Your course is a general ceramics course which covers one or two methods of handbuilding pots including throwing on the potter’s wheel. Interspersed with this you will learn several decorating and firing techniques.
The course is for complete beginners and those with a little experience.

How to Enrol:

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

Entry Requirements:

Level 1 literacy skills recommended for note taking and handouts but not essential.

Course Content:

You will be taken step by step through the basics techniques of pinching, slabbing and throwing on the potter's wheel

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.

Assessment Methods:

Question and Answer as well as observation and verbal feedback.

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 spillage

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:

Apron, sketch/note book, pencil

You will be required to pay for your clay by weight. The price includes glazes and firing. There are additional charges for special firings.
There are starter packs available, see prices below for examples.

Tools – 8 piece starter pack
Clay – 3kg
Pack price - £24

Tools – 8 piece starter pack
Clay - 5kg
Pack price £30

Frequently Asked Questions:

“How much homework will I need to do outside of class?”


“What will happen if I miss a class?”

We recommend students attend regularly to benefit fully from the course.

“When will the exams take place?”


“Do I need any special clothing or equipment?”

Apron to protect your clothing or old clothes.

“Is there any tutorial support?”

You will be going support as the tutor circulates as students work on the different tasks.

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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