Art and Design, Media, Photography
Part Time Evening
Torfaen Learning Zone
50% discount available to learners on a Means Tested Benefit
100% discount available to Under 19s dependent on course suitability.
27 February 2024
In a nutshell
Always fancied trying ceramics and getting creative with clay?
Get an introduction to basic ceramics with hand-building techniques and working with clay. This short course gives you the opportunity to try your hand at creating your own bespoke pieces.
This course is for...
... you if you're looking for a practical course that provides a basic and engaging introduction to creative ceramics.
During this course, you’ll gain hands on experience of making your own finished pieces of pottery to take home. You'll build an understanding of the unending possibilities that clay offers as a material and the process required to achieve finished work. This course gives you time and the expertise to be creative using clay and its related decorating materials.
You’ll learn about:
- The different properties of clay
- Methods of working with clay and surface decoration techniques
- Finishing fired pieces
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Creatively explore texture, colour and glaze application on and into the clay surface
- Make a piece of clay work using rolled sheets of textured clay
- Produce a finished piece of pinched and coiled clay work decorated with ceramic colour
- And/or combine the coiling process with a press moulded base made by pushing clay into a ready-made plaster mould.
Attendance and punctuality are essential to get the most out of this course. An interest in ceramics is essential. Most of the sessions will be practical and you will be expected to take part in all parts of the session.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you'll need an interest in the subject. No prior knowledge of pottery is required to attend, and the course is ideal for beginners to pottery or those who have some basic understanding of ceramic processes.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to understand demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information.
Most ceramic materials are covered by the course fee. Any additional charges will be explained by your course tutor. You may want to bring a note pad and pencil for notes and sketching out ideas.
After booking your course you have 14 days to change your mind and request a full refund. You can still request a refund after this date, but this will only be given if you meet the criteria from the college fee policy.
If your chosen course starts within 14 days of you booking your place, then the 14 day refund policy does not apply and any refund will be subject to the college fee policy.
All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team