This course is for absolute beginners it will introduce the main clay construction methods of pinching and slabbing There is a strong emphasis on personal skill development, including the designing, decorating and glazing of work.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Identify the different clay types for a chosen project
- Design, make and evaluate 2 or more ceramics using personal ideas.
- Apply a verity of different types of surface decorating and glazing techniques to your work
- Be aware of and work to health and safety guidelines.
Please note, clay is paid for by the wet weight in class. All items are charged prior to and firing. Only clay supplied by Kent Adult Education is allowed in our potteries.
To find out more about our Pottery courses, watch this short video: https://youtu.be/C74LYCxZEJA
How will I be taught?
Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft to a higher level. Students will also be expected to research and respond to the design aspects of craft. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.
Students will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/ notebook to record goals/ ideas, processes and progress. It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course.
Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring an apron or overall to the lessons as clay tends to be a messy subject. If you have any pottery tools bring them to the first session but do not buy any equipment until you have spoken with the tutor. A notebook, pen and pencil will be useful for taking notes related to your object making.
Clay is paid for by weight at a reasonable rate in class, items must be paid for before they are fired.
For Health and Safety please wear closed toe foot ware.
What can I do next?
Further Pottery and Ceramic courses.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome. No previous knowledge or experience required.
It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.
Getting to your course
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code FOL/120797/M/LC.
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