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Pottery : Intermediate

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Course Overview

If you have already mastered basic hand building skills from our previous pottery courses, and consider yourself now of an intermediate level, and would now like to take on more challenging projects, then this course is for you. During this hand building course, you will learn new techniques with your decoration, and experiment with different types of clay and glazes to form your ceramic pieces.

Course Code

XEZZCRA1S0

Course Fee
£220.00
Start Time

18:30

End Time

21:00

End Date

Mon, 11 Nov 2024

Entry Requirements

You should be of an intermediate level

Course Code

XEZZCRA1S0

Course Fee
£220.00
Start Time

18:30

End Time

21:00

End Date

Mon, 10 Mar 2025

Entry Requirements

You should be of an intermediate level

Course Code

XEZZCRA1S0

Course Fee
£220.00
Start Time

18:30

End Time

21:00

End Date

Mon, 30 Jun 2025

Entry Requirements

You should be of an intermediate level

Course information

You will continue to develop your hand building techniques with slab rolling, pinching, press-moulding, coiling, and/or modelling, and experiment with decorative techniques such as glazing, slip painting, texture, colour and shape.

20 hours, one evening a week for 8 weeks

The course is designed to introduce the student gradually to methods of making pottery and to the student who has had some previous experience in handling clay. There will be an opportunity to use the potter’s wheel.
For the beginner it is important to attend the first two consecutive sessions in order to familiarise oneself with the material. There will be various techniques introduced then which are important for advancement. Each pot made will be first fired when it has dried out. The student will then glaze the pot before it is fired again. Each piece will be ready to take home within three to four weeks of it being made.
Homework is voluntary but students who have the time may find it useful to keep a sketchbook in which to jot down ideas. Students may find it useful to keep a file in which to keep photographs of their work and hand-outs.

September course – 10 weeks
January course – 10 weeks
April course – 10 weeks

Many students return each term to further their studies and attempt more challenging pieces of work.

Various Art and Craft classes

The size and number of items created will be limited, in order for them to be completed to a high standard and fired. Please note you may need to collect items after the course has finished.