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Pottery & Ceramics – Monday AM

Course code: M16P104
Type: Part Time
Duration: 5 weeks
Subject area: Pottery and Ceramics
Location: Gateway Adult Education Centre
FE Tuition - £143.00

About the course

Taking a pottery course can be a wonderful way to explore your creativity, learn a new skill, and meet like-minded individuals.

The courses offer instruction and practice in a range of pottery skills from the beginning, but will take any previous knowledge into account and teach to higher levels as appropriate.

Students are encouraged to develop their own projects.

The health and wellbeing benefits can be:

  1. Stress Relief: The tactile nature of working with clay can be very calming and therapeutic.

  2. Creativity: Pottery allows you to express your creativity and make functional art.

  3. Community: Joining a pottery class can introduce you to a community of artists and enthusiasts.

Why choose us

Shropshire Community Learning has an excellent reputation for delivering enjoyable, informative and interesting community learning courses. These enable students to develop or enhance their skills, leading to better job prospects, finding new friends and improving their self-confidence and self-esteem.

What you could do next

Students will be encouraged to develop their skills in further courses offered.

Popular modules

By the end of the course you can expect to be able to do the following

  • Achieved an acceptable standard in hand building skills, wheel throwing and glazing

  • Start, or improve skills throwing on the wheel, if wished

  • Understand the effect of kiln firings

  • For more advanced students you may have built more complex shapes and detailed glazing.

  • Learn about the current and traditional potters in the art world

Key facts

This course lasts 6 weeks and runs on the following dates:

16th September to 21st October 2024

4th November to 9th December 2024

Each session is £143

Assessment methods

Ongoing assessment by tutor and self

Entry requirements

You will need:

– Apron/overall, notebook/sketchbook, cheap water colour brushes, clingfilm, a large sponge, a paint scraper

and masking tape for those who cannot remove rings.

– After the absolute beginner stage, potters often find it convenient to make or buy their own cutting wire and

a few chosen tools for the kind of making and decorating styles they choose.

– More experienced potters may like to buy their own Chinese or Japanese style rounded brushes, which hold

more moisture when decorating on absorbent surfaces and provide a greater variety of marks.

– Please consult me regarding compatibility before buying any colours.