What is the course about?
This course will cover all the basic preparation and construction processes: pinching, coiling, slab building, press-moulding, surface decoration and glazing.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
Not suitable for all learners, this course is suitable for those with some previous ceramics experience and you will need advice to enrol.
What topics does the course cover?
Clay preparation, pinch pots, coil pots, soft slab and hard slab-building, working with press-moulds, wheel throwing, slip decoration methods and glazing.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Learners will receive feedback on progress from the tutor on a regular basis. At the end of the course learners will assess their individual progress and progression with the tutor.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
All equipment, decoration and glaze materials are included, we do make a small charge (priced per kilo) for the clay used before the first firing only.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of the course learners will be able to independently use basic hand building / throwing techniques and enhance completed work with surface decoration and/or glazing.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
This course will enable learners to progress onto higher level courses to be discussed at the end of the course with the tutor.