Ceramics & Pottery 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! Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
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  1. Four-day taster course in ceramics

    Four-day taster course in ceramics

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 May 2020
    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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  2. Digital surface design for ceramics

    Digital surface design for ceramics

    Course Date: Tue 5 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to transform simple ceramicwares with the use of photo transfers and Adobe Photoshop. Using scanned images, photos or artwork, edit your design before applying images onto plates, cups etc. Work will be kiln fired and we will cover the design process from start to finish.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  3. Introduction to ceramics

    Introduction to ceramics

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 May 2020 (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: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  4. Friday evening pottery

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 15 May 2020 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Suitable for students who want to learn basic design, handbuilding, decoration and glazing techniques or for students who want to refresh or develop existing ceramics skills. Everyone will be encouraged to explore and experiment with different skills and techniques in a friendly and supportive environment.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  5. Intermediate handbuilding

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 31 May 2020
    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: £449.00
    Senior fee: £449.00
    Concession: £449.00

  6. 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 11 Jul 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £449.00
    Concession: £274.00

  7. Experimental ceramics

    Experimental ceramics

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 12 Jul 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £449.00
    Concession: £449.00

  8. Intensive throwing week

    Intensive throwing week

    Course Date: Mon 27 Jul 2020
    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.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £449.00
    Concession: £274.00

  9. Intensive throwing week: beginners and refreshers

    Course Date: Mon 3 Aug 2020
    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:.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £449.00
    Concession: £274.00

  10. City Lit ceramics

    City Lit ceramics

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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.
    Full fee: £1,729.00
    Senior fee: £1,383.00
    Concession: £1,055.00

  11. City Lit ceramics workshop

    Course Date: Mon 14 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on VR710 City Lit ceramics.
    Full fee: £1,499.00
    Senior fee: £1,499.00
    Concession: £1,499.00

  12. Ceramics portfolio course

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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.
    Full fee: £2,609.00
    Senior fee: £2,087.00
    Concession: £1,591.00

  13. City Lit ceramics portfolio workshop

    Course Date: Wed 16 Sep 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on VR711 City Lit ceramics portfolio.
    Full fee: £1,329.00
    Senior fee: £1,063.00
    Concession: £811.00

  14. Ceramics: throwing and decoration

    Course Date: Mon 27 Apr 2020
    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: £649.00
    Senior fee: £519.00
    Concession: £396.00

  15. Pottery: evening course

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020 (and 1 other date)
    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.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £304.00

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