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.

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  1. Glazing your work

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 26 Nov 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For students who have attended our ceramics courses, this is an opportunity to return and glaze your fired work. Basic glazing techniques will be taught, with advice on which glazes to use.

    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: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £49.00

  2. Six-day taster course in ceramics

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 10 Jan 2021 (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.

    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: £479.00
    Concession: £240.00

  3. Ceramics: surface decoration on clay

    Ceramics: surface decoration on clay

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021
    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  4. Ceramics: surface printing on clay

    Ceramics: surface printing on clay

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 22 Feb 2021
    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: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  5. 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: £499.00
    Concession: £250.00

  6. 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

  7. 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: £449.00
    Concession: £225.00

  8. 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: £449.00
    Concession: £225.00

  9. Advanced ceramics

    Course Date: Fri 8 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Designed for Intermediate / Advanced level. Students will be encouraged to develop their practical skills alongside critical thinking leading to a more personal visual language.

    Through an experimental approach, students will be encouraged to extend their knowledge and experience with a variety of hand building techniques and to build an understanding of a range of clays and their properties. Also to explore fully the potential of colour and glazed surface.

    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: £799.00
    Senior fee: £639.00
    Concession: £400.00

  10. Glaze technology exploring materials, making and modifying

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 8 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course combines theory with practice to give you an understanding of what a glaze is and how glazes work. You will be introduced to ceramic raw materials, discover how they combine to create glazes and learn the difference between shiny, satin and matte glazes. You will learn how to plan and carry out glaze testing programmes to colour and modify a glaze and to develop your own 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

  11. Pottery: Saturday throwing course

    Pottery: Saturday throwing course

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For beginners or those with some experience of throwing, this is an ideal chance to experiment, refine and develop your skills at the wheel.

    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

  12. Ceramics workshop

    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For those who have attended City Lit Ceramics or Ceramics Portfolio courses at City Lit.

    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: £949.00
    Senior fee: £759.00
    Concession: £475.00

  13. Pottery: evening course

    Evening
    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 (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 will 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: £499.00
    Concession: £250.00

  14. Ceramics: advanced throwing

    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    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 and learning repetition throwing Advanced level, requiring 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: £949.00
    Senior fee: £759.00
    Concession: £475.00

  15. Pottery on Saturdays

    Pottery on Saturdays

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn lots of different ways of making pottery, from handbuilding to throwing. Look at a variety of different ways to decorate your work. All levels welcome.

    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: £479.00
    Concession: £240.00

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