During this two-day course, you will learn the basics of clay, the health and safety procedures, and a number of techniques of how to manipulate this material into simple vessels. You will be introduced to simple construction and surface pattern techniques, you will understand basic clay manipulation hand tools and construct your own pieces.
What You'll Learn
You will be introduced to slab building and coil building, the use of coloured slips, and mark/texture making on clay surfaces. You will learn to use a variety of hand tools which are the cornerstone of ceramic production. At the end of this two-day course, you should have completed two vessels covering the main techniques, if they are successful they will be put through the first stage of firing for you to keep.
No formal qualifications required, however, you will benefit if you have some previous experience and a keen interest in ceramics.
How you will be assessed
There is no formal end of course assessment, only a series of in-class practical exercises and tasks. A group exhibition may be arranged and your individual targets will be set by your tutor.
Tuition Fees (19+): £35.00
A small clay materials fee is already included
If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.
For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.
Course and Career progression
Other courses you may consider after this two-day course would be our seven week ceramic course that covers a range of techniques. This in turn can allow you to build a portfolio and apply for more formal qualifications. You may also consider our other craft workshops in Jewellery, Screen Print, Photography, or Adobe Design Software.
What Happens Next
Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited to enrol for your chosen course of study.