Introduction To Ceramics
In a nutshell
This ceramics course will provide learners with an introduction to the basic hand-building techniques of working with clay and gives you the opportunity to try your hand at throwing pots on the potter's wheel, learning how to centre clay on the wheel.
This course is for...
Those looking for a practical course that provides a basic and engaging introduction to creative ceramics.
You’ll have hands on experience of making your own finished pieces of pottery to take home. You will 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
Combine the coiling process with a press molded base made by pushing clay into a ready-made plaster mold.
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 just an interest in the subject. No prior knowledge of pottery is required to attend this course. 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.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team
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