What is the course about?
On this short course, you will get an overview of contemporary approaches to making in sculptural ceramics. To explore and experiment with a range of ceramic sculptural techniques including additive and subtractive processes, press-moulds, hand building, ceramic materials and working at scale.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
The course is suitable for those who have some understanding of ceramic processes and would like to learn new techniques for making ceramic sculpture.
What topics does the course cover?
The course will introduce you to a variety of processes for making sculpture in ceramic materials. These include additive and subtractive processes, use of moulds, hand building, ceramic materials and working at scale. You will explore your sculptural ideas using a range of processes and be encouraged to follow individual projects.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Taught through demonstrations, group and one-to-one discussions with set tasks or individual projects. 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, and materials are included, we do make a small charge (priced per kilo) for the clay used before the first firing only. If you wish to take your mould home with you, there will be an additional charge for this (priced per kilo).
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of the course learners will understand the range of techniques and variety of approaches there are to making contemporary ceramic sculpture. Learners will be able to work in a more sustained and independent manner to make sculpture in ceramic materials
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
You can develop your skills further on one of our specialist Ceramics short courses or take an accredited course starting in September.