Ceramics and pottery

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 visual.arts@citylit.ac.uk or call us on 020 7492 2700, Monday to Friday between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

Some of our courses take place in the classroom — learn more about Staying COVID-19 secure at City Lit.

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  1. Six-day taster course in ceramics
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 9 Jan 2022

    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 £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £304.00
  2. Ceramics: surface decoration on clay
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Jan 2022

    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.



    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 £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £152.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  3. Beginners frame loom weaving
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Would you like to learn how to create inspiring and beautiful hand woven artworks? Join this exciting 6-week course to explore a range of creative approaches to frame loom weaving.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £91.00
  4. Pottery: a taster course in throwing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 20 Feb 2022 (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.



    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 £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £213.00
    Rating:
    60% of 100
  5. Ceramics: surface printing on clay
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 21 Feb 2022

    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.



    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 £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £152.00
  6. Animal forms in ceramic
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 20 Mar 2022

    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.



    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 £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £213.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  7. Pottery: evening course
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. Four day taster course in ceramics
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 1 May 2022

    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 £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £213.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  9. Introduction to ceramics
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 May 2022 (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.



    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
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  10. Friday evening pottery
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 13 May 2022

    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.



    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 £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £152.00
    Rating:
    60% of 100
  11. Intermediate handbuilding
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 29 May 2022

    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.



    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
  12. Ceramics as a canvas: traditional slip decoration and surface treatments in clay
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Jul 2022

    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
  13. Experimental ceramics
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 10 Jul 2022

    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 £399.00 Concession £304.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  14. Ceramics: throwing and assemblage
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 18 Jul 2022

    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
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  15. Intensive throwing week
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Jul 2022

    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

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