What is the course about?
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.
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?
Not suitable for beginners. This course is for learners who have already achieved a good Level 1 qualification or Level 2 in Ceramics. You will need to talk to the tutor or Course Leader in order to enroll.
What topics does the course cover?
Research and design development, intermediate construction techniques, wheel throwing, surface decoration 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. If doing spray glazing you will need to buy (from the department) your own mask. 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 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?
Learners progressing from levels 1 and 2 can use this course to build skills in order to progress to either level 2, 3 or move on to the advanced workshop classes respectively.