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Pottery - Beginners

Day of week:
Broadstairs Adult Education Centre, Broadstairs
Mixed Level
16:30 - 18:30
12 weeks

This course is equally beneficial for the beginner as well as those with little experience. It introduces a broad range of ceramic techniques including 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 and glazing of work. Students will work on individual projects with professional advice and guidance from the tutor.

Please note the Pottery is located behind the Sarah Thorne complex off Fordoun Road, Broadstairs.

Outcomes will be dependant on individual projects
1. Use throwing and hand-building skills both in functional and non-functional work.
2.Understand the decorative and finishing aspects of glazes.
3.Work with clay and glaze confidently and creatively.
4.Design, make and evaluate ceramics using personal ideas.
5.Be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines

To find out more about our pottery and ceramics courses, watch this short video:

How will I be taught?

Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn, develop and practise the skills of a specific craft. Students will also be encouraged to develop a dialogue with the contemporary and historical context of the craft, and will be encouraged to keep a sketchbook/notebook to recordideas, processes and progress. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors, most of whom are practising craftspeople. They will use variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, instruction, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. To ensure that students' learning needs are met, the tutor will work with the student to complete the required Individual Learning Plan.
One to one guidance, group critiques, self-assessment against individualised learning outcomes stated on the ILP

What do I need to bring with me?

Overalls and/or apron to protect clothing. Notebook and pen. Personal tool kit (optional). Finished pottery is paid for at a reasonable price by weight. Please do not buy any other resources for this course until your first session as your tutor will advise you.

What can I do next?

A range of Creative courses with Kent Adult Education

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome to join this course, no experience or knowledge of this subject is needed.
It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity. Please note this is a mixed ability class.

Getting to your course

Find us

Broadstairs Adult Education Centre
Hilderstone Centre
St. Peters Road
CT10 2JW

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code BRO/118835/M/LC.