Ceramics and pottery

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.
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  1. Animal forms in ceramic

    Course Date: Sun 11 Mar 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Ceramics on Sunday

    Course Date: Sun 24 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to get your hands on clay and make finished ceramics work? Familiarise yourself with the properties and processes of clay by shaping your ideas and working with techniques such as coiling, pinching and slab building on this introductory course.
    Full fee: £429.00
    Senior fee: £429.00
    Concession: £262.00

  3. Ceramics portfolio course

    Course Date: Wed 20 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Applications for this course will be reviewed at the end of August 2017 and interviews will take place on the 7th of September 2017.
    Full fee: £2,249.00
    Senior fee: £1,799.00
    Concession: £1,372.00

  4. Ceramics: surface decoration on clay

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Ceramics: surface printing on clay

    Course Date: Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Ceramics: throwing and decoration

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with and develop your existing throwing skills and decorating techniques. Make experimental pieces and explore your ideas.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  7. City Lit ceramics

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a wide variety of techniques including throwing, handbuilding, decoration and glazing. Ideal for beginners to pottery or for those with some experience. Applications for this course will be reviewed at the end of August 2017 and interviews will take place on the 7th of September 2017.
    Full fee: £1,399.00
    Senior fee: £1,119.00
    Concession: £853.00

  8. City Lit ceramics diploma: two-year course

    Course Date: Thu 14 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed for people with previous experience in ceramics or other art-related practice, this course encourages your development in a broad-based programme of ceramic study. You’ll have the opportunity to exhibit at the New Designers show at the Business Design Centre in Islington and an external venue for your final exhibition.



    Please note, advertised fees and course dates are subject to change. Fees quoted are inclusive of two years of study. Payment plans will be available, details of which are to be confirmed.



    The second round of advisory interviews take place in June 2017. You’ll need to bring a portfolio of 2D and 3D/clay work alongside your sketchbooks. During the interview you will be asked write a short paragraph to demonstrate your writing skills and to show your understanding of the use of numbers. Please contact us to arrange an interview: 020 7492 2700 / visualarts@citylit.ac.uk.
    Full fee: £8,499.00
    Senior fee: £8,499.00
    Concession: £5,184.00

  9. City Lit ceramics workshop

    Course Date: Mon 18 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on 'City Lit ceramics'. Applications for this course will be reviewed on 29th June 2017 and interviews will take place on the 11th and 14th of July 2017. We will continue to accept applications after this date.
    Full fee: £1,179.00
    Senior fee: £943.00
    Concession: £719.00

  10. Designing for ceramic work with Photoshop

    Course Date: Wed 15 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to convert scanned images, photos or artwork made within Photoshop into ceramic transfers, and apply them to plates, cups etc. Work will be kiln fired. We will cover the entire design process from start to finish.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Four day taster course in pottery

    Course Date: Sun 14 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you are a beginner and would like to experience and explore the major ways of making pottery – throwing and hand building. Pots will be decorated, glazed and fired during the course.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  12. Glazing your work

    Course Date: Sun 17 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For students who have attended our ceramics summer courses, this is an opportunity to return and glaze your fired work. Basic glazing techniques will be taught, with advice on which glazes to use.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  13. Intermediate handbuilding

    Course Date: Sun 20 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

  14. Introduction to ceramics

    Course Date: Thu 2 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain a basic understanding of hand-building, glazing and decoration techniques. Explore your creative ideas whilst learning the exciting possibilities of working with clay. Enjoy a taster experience of throwing on the wheel in the final session.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £259.00
    Concession: £158.00

  15. Pottery

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experience and explore all the making techniques in ceramics: coiling, slab-building, press moulds and throwing on the wheel. Also included is an introduction to basic glazing and simple glaze mixing.
    Full fee: £979.00
    Senior fee: £783.00
    Concession: £597.00

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