Ceramics on Sunday

Course Dates: 25/09/22 - 06/11/22
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: 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.
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Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £479.00 Concession £389.00

Course Code: VR780

Sun, day, 25 Sep - 06 Nov '22

Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Eight peaceful productive Sundays of working with clay in the ceramics studio. This is ideal if you have never worked with clay before or are developing your clay making skills and need studio time with tutor support.

What will we cover?

We will cover:
- The core hand-building techniques: pinching, coiling, slab-building
- The process of decorating and glazing
- How to Make simple wheel thrown forms on the potter’s wheel.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Make a piece of work using pinching and/or coiling and/ or slab building techniques
- Apply surface decoration and glazes to work
- Understand the principles of working on the potter’s wheel
- Practice the steps to centring clay on the wheel and making a cylinder (beginners) and progress to more advanced forms as your skill levels increase.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is suitable for beginners and for those that have previously had some clay work experience. You will be expected to show good workshop practice and follow the health and safety guidelines.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

There will be demonstrations and one to one feedback and support from the tutor throughout the eight day course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Most ceramic materials are covered by the course fee.There is a charge of £2.50 per 500g for clay before firing, the porcelain charge is £20.00 per bag/ £10.00 per half bag. Tools are available within the department for use but you may want to purchase your own.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Pottery Saturday throwing course –VR723, Ceramics Surface decoration on clay – VR719

City Lit Ceramics course- VR710, the Ceramics Portfolio Course-VR711 or the Diploma Course in Ceramics-VA712, all of which are structured courses that can lead to higher education or independent studio practice.

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