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. Ceramics: surface decoration on clay

    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.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  2. Four-day taster course in ceramics

    Course Date: Sun 20 Jan 2019 (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: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  3. Pottery: a taster course in throwing

    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.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £349.00

  4. Ceramics: surface printing on clay

    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.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £229.00
    Concession: £140.00

  5. Animal forms in ceramic

    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.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  6. Ceramics: throwing and decoration

    Ceramics: throwing and decoration

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019
    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: £599.00
    Senior fee: £479.00
    Concession: £365.00

  7. Friday evening pottery

    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.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  8. Introduction to ceramics

    Introduction to ceramics

    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.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £379.00
    Concession: £231.00

  9. Intermediate handbuilding

    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.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  10. Introduction to ceramic sculpture

    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.

    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Ceramics: architectural slab construction

    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.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  12. Pottery: beginners' taster course

    Course Date: Thu 11 Jul 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore various methods for making pottery: throwing on the wheel, hand building with coils, pinching and slabs. An enjoyable introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

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

    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.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £179.00

  14. Ceramics: throwing and assemblage

    Ceramics: throwing and assemblage

    Course Date: Mon 22 Jul 2019
    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.
    Full fee: £369.00
    Senior fee: £295.00
    Concession: £225.00

  15. Intensive throwing week

    Intensive throwing week

    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.
    Full fee: £369.00
    Senior fee: £295.00
    Concession: £225.00

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