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 introduces all of the main clay construction methods - pinching, coiling, slabbing and throwing on the wheel. There is a strong emphasis on personal skill development, including the designing, decorating and glazing of work. Students will work on individual projects with professional advice and guidance from the tutor.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
Use both hand-building and throwing techniques to produce ceramic forms.
Use a range of decoration and glazing techniques.
Design and make ceramic forms, applying the skills you have learnt
Work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines.
There is no homework requirement for this course.
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. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
What do I need to bring with me?
The tutor will advise during the first session, but please bring a note book and pen. Finished ceramic work is charged at a reasonable rate by fired weight.
What can I do next?
Courses are designed to progress students to higher levels of the craft and also to support application to Access to Art and Degree Foundation courses or relevant Craft, Art and Design Degree 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/113648/K/NC.
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