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Pottery - Beginners and Improvers

Day of week:
Deal Adult Education Centre, Deal
Mixed Level
18:30 - 21:00
11 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22* to register your interest. We will contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

This course pottery course in Deal will cover Pottery hand building it introduces a broad range of ceramic techniques including the main clay construction methods of - pinching, coiling and slabbing to create functional, decorative or sculptural ceramics. There will also be an opportunity to use the potters wheel to create functional, decorative ceramics (subject to availability). . There is a strong emphasis on personal skill development, including the designing and glazing of work. Students will have the opportunity to work on individual projects at their own pace and will be given feedback on their progress with professional advice and guidance from the tutor.

By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Identify and use a variety of hand building skills (coiling, pinching, soft and hard slab building, press moulding) to an appropriate level;
- Make a variety of thrown forms that demonstrate development of throwing skills;
- 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.

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How will I be taught?

Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and craftspeople and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan to record your goals, ideas, processes and progress.

Students will need to understand the potential benefit from the programme of study, read and interpret ideas, communicate responses that are clear, logical and understandable and manage your own time. You will undertake critical evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.

Your tutor will provide feedback on your work through one to one guidance and group critiques. You will be able to self-assess against your individualised learning outcomes stated on your ILP.
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 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.
For Health and Safety please wear closed toe footware.

Clay not supplied by Kent Adult Education is prohibited from use in our Kilns.

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

Find us

Deal Adult Education Centre
Goodwin Academy
Hamilton Road
CT14 9BD

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code DEA/118152/M/LC.