What is the course about?
This course is designed to help total beginngers develop basic throwing skills and to help existing learners build on existing skills and develop these further. Learner requests are encouraged for new techniques to be shown and/or recapped where appropriate.
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?
Suitable for all levels, no prior knowledge of pottery is required to attend this course. The course is ideal for beginners or for those who have some understanding of wheel throwing and would like to improve their skills.
What topics does the course cover?
The course will cover the basics of preparing and cetering clay, throwing a range of basic forms (cylinders & bowls), turning and trimming work, how to attach handles, where appropriate to skill level basic decoration skills and how to glaze work.
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. You should bring an apron, suitable clothing and encouraged to build up your own basic ceramic tool kit.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By the end of the course learners should be able to independently use basic hand throwing (and where applicable handbuilding) 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 other evening class courses or higher level courses which will be discussed at the end of the course with the tutor.