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Ceramics short courses

Come along to our spacious, bespoke ceramics facilities for a short pottery course. Learn everything from wheel-throwing to figurative sculpture to glazing and surface decoration at a pace to suit you under the guidance of our professional tutors.

Short courses that require an interview or are fully booked will divert to our enquiry page where you can register your details. Alternatively please call 020 7297 7297 or e-mail info@waes.ac.uk.

 

4 Day Wheel Throwing Intensive

Next Starts: 21/10/2019
Learners will have one wheel each. This course covers all techniques including basic beginner-level skills such as clay preparation, centring, throwing to cylinder, making bowls and turning a foot ring. More advanced learners will be challenged with individual tasks such as making lids, spouts and plates, etc. There will be an opportunity to try the more challenging aspects of wheel throwing techniques such as cutting and joining. Learners will also have the opportunity to build on existing skills and to extend them.
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4 Day Wheel-throwing Intensive

Next Starts: 05/08/2019
Learners will have one wheel each. This course covers all techniques including basic beginner-level skills such as clay preparation, centring, throwing to cylinder, making bowls and turning a foot ring. More advanced learners will be challenged with individual tasks such as making lids, spouts and plates, etc. There will be an opportunity to try the more challenging aspects of wheel throwing techniques such as cutting and joining. Learners will also have the opportunity to build on existing skills and to extend them.
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Advanced Ceramics Project Workshop

Next Starts: 27/09/2019
This course is aimed primarily at assisting learners to develop skills they have already learnt and to learn some new skills and approaches. You will build your proficiency and confidence in handbuilding and/or wheel throwing. You’ll produce quality work with given parameters, through a given project-based assignment, using contemporary and historical ceramics for inspiration. Learners will be encouraged to be experimental, within reason, to their approach to their work. This course is to assist learners in really developing their work further.
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Evening Ceramics (Monday)

Next Starts: 23/09/2019
This evening ceramics course introduces the basic hand building and wheel throwing techniques through practical demonstration and guidance. Learners will also gain skills in glazing.
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Evening Ceramics (Thursday)

Next Starts: 26/09/2019
This course is designed to help learners build on existing skills and develop these further. Learner requests are encouraged for new techniques to be shown and/or recapped where appropriate.
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Evening Ceramics (Tuesday)

Next Starts: 14/01/2020
This evening ceramics course introduces the basic hand building and wheel throwing techniques through practical demonstration and guidance. Learners will also gain skills in glazing.
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Evening Ceramics (Wednesday)

Next Starts: 25/09/2019
This evening ceramics course introduces all the basic handbuilding techniques through practical demonstration and guidance. Learners will also gain skills in glazing.
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Glazing Workshop

Next Starts: 07/09/2019
ONLY FOR LEARNERS TO GLAZE BISQUE-FIRED WORK MADE WITHIN THE COLLEGE (this course does not involve crafting work from scratch, only glazing). This course would be perfect for those learners who have taken an intensive wheel throwing course or very useful for current learners who need an extra session to glaze work not completed in their class. Those totally new to ceramics will be given tuition in basic dipping and pouring glazing techniques.
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Progress with Ceramics: Intermediate/Advanced Ceramics

Next Starts: 11/09/2019
You will build your proficiency and confidence in handbuilding and/or wheel throwing. You’ll produce quality work through a project-based assignment, using contemporary and historical ceramics for inspiration. Learners will be encouraged to be experimental with surface decoration and glazing.
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Saturday Ceramics

Next Starts: 14/09/2019
This course will cover all the basic preparation and construction processes: pinching, coiling, slab building, press-moulding, surface decoration and glazing.
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Tuesday Evening Ceramics

Next Starts: 17/09/2019
This evening ceramics course introduces the basic handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques through practical demonstration and guidance. Learners will also gain skills in glazing.
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Tuesday Intermediate Ceramics

Next Starts: 21/04/2020
This course is designed to help learners build on existing skills and develop these further. Learner requests are encouraged for new techniques to be shown and/or recapped where appropriate.
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