Pottery & Ceramics Courses in London

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!

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  1. Six-day taster course in ceramics

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 18 Apr 2021
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £479.00
    Senior fee: £383.00
    Concession: £292.00

  2. Ceramics as a canvas: traditional slip decoration and surface treatments in clay

    Ceramics as a canvas: traditional slip decoration and surface treatments in clay

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 10 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop new skills in traditional ceramic decorating - including how to interpret patterns, text and drawings on a clay surface using slip-techniques, agates and textures. Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

  3. Introduction to ceramics

    Introduction to ceramics

    Course Date: Mon 9 Aug 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain a basic understanding of hand-building,coiling, slabbing 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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £274.00

  4. Ceramics: throwing and decoration

    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021
    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.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £519.00
    Concession: £396.00

  5. Pottery: evening course

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For those with previous experience who want to work towards their own goals, or for beginners who want to learn hand-building and throwing processes. We'll also cover glazing and surface decoration.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £304.00

  6. Pottery on Saturdays: intermediate

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 1 May 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Broaden your existing knowledge and develop new skills in throwing, handbuilding, surface decoration and glazing. Develop your own ideas and styles of making through structured projects. Tutor: Annie Turner.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £699.00
    Senior fee: £559.00
    Concession: £426.00

  7. Experimental ceramics

    Experimental ceramics

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 11 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A chance to use different clays with the addition of oxides, fluxing agents and natural combustible materials. Fuse found objects in the kiln, make biscuit slips and investigate the textural possibilities of glazes.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £250.00

  8. Ceramics: throwing and assemblage

    Ceramics: throwing and assemblage

    Course Date: Mon 19 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Build on your existing skills by exploring form and surface. Create functional or non-functional objects by throwing, cutting and later assembling different components. Intermediate level, requiring basic throwing skills.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £274.00

  9. Intensive throwing week

    Intensive throwing week

    Course Date: Mon 26 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills on the wheel. You will have your own wheel and the opportunity to use a variety of types of clay. The course is for experienced throwers and is ideal if you wish to develop your practice further. Intermediate level, throwing skills required.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £274.00

  10. Intensive throwing week: beginners and refreshers

    Course Date: Mon 2 Aug 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to throw mugs, bowls and lidded jars. Intermediate students can use this course to refresh their skills on the wheel. Tutor:.

    This course takes place in the classroom, please follow this link to find out what we are doing to keep you safe: Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £274.00

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