Try your hand at making beautiful, creative objects out of clay. Working in one of our ceramics studios, our friendly and experienced tutors will teach you a range of techniques to help you master the ancient craft of pottery. Our pottery courses take place during the evening, daytime and weekend, just remember to book early as these popular courses fill up fast! Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
Have fun exploring the possibilities of designing small scale animal forms in clay. Slab and hand building will be taught along with tooling techniques to bring your figures to life. Some experience with clay is beneficial.
Designed for mature students with some previous ceramics experience, or experience of other art-based study, this course encourages your development within the framework of a broad-based programme of study within ceramics. A portfolio of 2D work (including sketchbooks) and 3D/clay work is needed for interview. Please call 020 7492 2700/2703 to arrange an interview.
Attending two days a week, you will develop your ceramic techniques and drawing skills to build a portfolio of 2D and 3D work. Focus on the development of your personal ideas within a structure of varied projects, which could lead onto study in further and higher education. Some materials are included.
Working with paper stencil, block printing on unfired clay, biscuit and glazed surfaces, you will create pattern and images with slips, oxides, glaze and on-glaze enamels on simple mould forms and tiles. Tutor: Robert Cooper.
Working with silkscreen, paper stencil, block and potato printing on unfired clay, biscuits and glazed surfaces, you will create pattern and narrative images with slips, oxides, glaze and on-glaze on simple mould forms and tiles. Tutor: Robert Cooper.
Learn a wide variety of techniques including throwing, handbuilding, decoration and glazing. Ideal for beginners to pottery or for those with some experience. Pre-enrolment advisory interview is required.
Convert scanned images, photos or artwork made within Photoshop into ceramic transfers that you will apply to plates, cups etc. Work will be kiln fired. We will cover the entire design process from start to finish. Please note dates and times of this course: Sat 15th and 22nd July: 10-5pm, Sat 5th August: 10-1pm (15 hours in total).
Explore your personal creative ideas in clay, increase your making and decorating skills. Use a range of hand building techniques to develop your practical skills and expand your knowledge of ceramic materials.
Gain a basic understanding of handbuilding, glazing and decoration techniques. Explore your creative ideas whilst learning the exciting possibilities of working with clay. Gain a taster experience of throwing on the wheel in the final session.
Experience and explore all the making techniques in ceramics: coiling, slab-building, press moulds and throwing on the wheel. Also included is an introductino to basic glazing and simple glaze mixing. Tutor: Dan Kelly.