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.
Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 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.
Course Date: Sun 17 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date) Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Ideal for beginners who want to experience the basic techniques of throwing on the potters wheel. Learn how to produce mugs, bowls and simple forms as well as apply slips and glazes over this four day course.
Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019 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.
Course Date: Sun 17 Mar 2019 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.
Course Date: Fri 3 May 2019 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
Learn how to further making skills through playful exploration, combining and altering traditional techniques, pushing boundaries of working with clay. An ideal course for students with some experience in ceramics wanting to enhance their existing skills.
Course Date: Mon 13 May 2019 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.
Course Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019 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.
Course Date: Sun 7 Jul 2019 Location on this date: OS - Off Site
Be inspired by the artwork and techniques of Ceramic Artists from 1900 up to today. This 4 day introductory course offer the chance to learn hand-building techniques for ceramic sculpture, off-site visit to V & A to see ceramics in their collection , Working from your sketches and visual notes, you will develop and create your own ceramic sculpture.
Course Date: Thu 11 Jul 2019 Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
A course constructing sculpture from slabs of clay. Develop analytical and making skills to building subtle, minimalist or bold complex ceramic structures. Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience.
Course Date: Sat 13 Jul 2019 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.
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.
Course Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019 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.