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. City Lit ceramics
    Last Few Places
    Course Date:  Mon 13 Sep 2021

    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
  2. Pottery: evening course
    Evening
    Course Date:  Tue 14 Sep 2021 (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 will also cover glazing and surface decoration.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £304.00
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  3. Ceramics on Sunday
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sun 19 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Do you want to get your hands on clay and make finished ceramics work? Familiarise yourself with the properties and processes of clay by shaping your ideas and working with techniques such as coiling, pinching and slab building on this introductory course.
    Full fee £599.00 Senior fee £479.00 Concession £365.00
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  4. Pottery: introduction to throwing and decoration
    Evening
    Course Date:  Mon 20 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Learn basic throwing skills to enable you to make a variety of forms including bowls, vases and lidded forms. Gain a basic understanding of surface decoration using glazes, underglazes, oxides and slips.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £304.00
  5. City Lit ceramics portfolio
    Last Few Places
    Course Date:  Wed 22 Sep 2021

    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 £2,999.00 Senior fee £2,399.00 Concession £2,039.00
  6. Pottery intermediate
    Evening
    Course Date:  Wed 22 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    For those with previous experience who want to work towards personal goals. Throwing and hand-building processes will be taught alongside glazing and surface decoration.



    Term dates :

    Term 1 22n15 September - 4th December

    Term 2 11th January - 30th March

    Term 3 27th April - 13th July.
    Full fee £1,299.00 Senior fee £1,039.00 Concession £883.00
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  7. Pottery
    Course Date:  Tue 28 Sep 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Experience and explore all the making techniques in ceramics: coiling, slab-building, press moulds and throwing on the wheel. Also included is an introduction to basic glazing and simple glaze mixing.
    Full fee £1,179.00 Senior fee £943.00 Concession £802.00
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  8. Pottery for beginners
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 30 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Explore the exciting possibilities of pottery using the main pottery techniques of hand-building and throwing. Simple surface decoration, glazing and firing will also be taught.
    Full fee £469.00 Senior fee £375.00 Concession £286.00
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  9. 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
  10. 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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  11. Pottery: beginners' throwing course
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 18 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Learn basic methods for making simple bowls and vases, and discover how to throw and produce interesting forms. Ideal for beginners.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £304.00
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