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.

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  1. Animal forms in ceramics
    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 12 May 2021

    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
  2. Introduction to ceramics
    Course Date: Mon 9 Aug 2021 (and 1 other date)

    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 £359.00 Concession £274.00
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  3. Six-day taster course in ceramics
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 18 Apr 2021

    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 £383.00 Concession £292.00
  4. Ceramics: throwing and decoration
    Course Date: Mon 19 Apr 2021

    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.

    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 £649.00 Senior fee £519.00 Concession £396.00
  5. Pottery on Saturdays: intermediate
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 1 May 2021

    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street

    Broaden your existing knowledge and develop new skills in throwing, handbuilding, surface decoration and glazing. Develop your own ideas and styles of making through structured projects. Tutor: Annie Turner.

    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 £699.00 Senior fee £559.00 Concession £426.00
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  6. Intermediate handbuilding
    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 30 May 2021

    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
  7. 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 £399.00 Concession £304.00
  8. 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
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  9. Ceramics: throwing and assemblage
    Course Date: Mon 19 Jul 2021

    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
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  10. Intensive throwing week
    Course Date: Mon 26 Jul 2021

    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
  11. 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 £359.00 Concession £274.00

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