Introduction To Ceramics

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Art & Design, Media, Photography

Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Part Time Day

Location

Location
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Fees

Fees
£50

Start Date

Start Date
20 April 2020

Day(s)

Day(s)
Monday

Start Time

Start Time
14:00

End Time

End Time
17:00

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.

Course content

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
And/or
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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Additional 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.

Where can I study Introduction To Ceramics?

EPCE3193AA
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Part Time Day)
Start Date: 20 April 2020

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

All courses may be subject to change

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