Learn and develop a variety of pottery skills including the handbuilding skills of pinching, coiling, press moulding and slab building using stoneware and porcelain clays. You will be introduced to and use a variety of surface decoration techniques including use of texture, slips and glazes. Teaching will be appropriate to experience and ability and there will be an emphasis on developing your own projects. You may be expected to develop your ideas at home by drawing or collecting images.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
To create a variety of ceramic forms to an appropriate level using the hand building skills you have developed from your experience of coiling, pinching, soft / hard slab building and press mould.
Make a variety of thrown forms that demonstrate your development of throwing skills;
Demonstrate the safe use of a variety of surface decorating and glazing techniques to an appropriate level;
Be aware of and work to health and safety guidelines.
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.
To ensure that students' learning needs are met, the tutor will work with the student to complete the required Individual Learning Plan.
As a starting point, all Creative subjects will have the following course outcomes
- successfully demonstrate techniques/skills.
- use appropriate media, materials and processes.
- use work of others to inspire own work.
- demonstrate an understanding of relevant Health and Safety issues.
These outcomes will be the basis of all learning. Additional personal learning outcomes can be negotiated with your tutor to better meet your individual needs.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring an overall, shirt or apron and a sketch book or notebook. Your tutor will discuss any other basic pottery tools you may need and where you can purchase these as the course progresses.Finished pottery is paid for by weight.
What can I do next?
Further pottery courses. The tutor will advise.
What do I need to join the course
No prior knowledge required.
This course in Deal is for all levels of ability from beginners to more experienced students.
Getting to your course
Deal Adult Education Centre
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code DEA/113616/K/LC.
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