Ceramics & 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. Ceramics: architectural slab construction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lauren Ilsley
    This course involves 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 £269.00 Senior fee £215.00 Concession £175.00
    Rating:
    85% of 100
  2. Sculpture workshop
    Course start date:  Wed 9 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Annie Attridge
    Realise your personal project in 3D. Come with an idea and you will be supported through your making to a final piece. Learn how to structure your idea from inspiration to reality. Ideal for students with previous experience or students who may need extra workshop time and guidance to complete a project.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  3. Pottery: a taster course in throwing
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 13 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Josie Warshaw
    Ideal for beginners who want to experience the basic techniques of throwing on the potter's wheel. Learn how to produce mugs, bowls and simple forms, as well as how to apply slips and glazes, on this five-day course.
    Full fee £469.00 Senior fee £375.00 Concession £305.00
    Rating:
    60% of 100
  4. Advanced ceramics
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sara Radstone, Annie Turner
    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.
    Full fee £999.00 Senior fee £799.00 Concession £649.00
  5. Pottery: Saturday throwing course
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 14 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carina Ciscato
    For beginners or those with some experience of throwing, this is an ideal chance to experiment, refine and develop your skills at the wheel.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £324.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  6. Six day taster course in ceramics
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 15 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alex Simpson
    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 £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £324.00
  7. Ceramics: surface decoration on clay
    Course start date:  Mon 16 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trish Spence
    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 £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  8. Friday evening pottery
    Course start date:  Fri 24 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Shelley Wilson
    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.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
    Rating:
    60% of 100
  9. Animal forms in ceramic
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 26 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Josie Warshaw
    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 £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £324.00
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  10. Ceramics: surface printing on clay
    Course start date:  Mon 27 Feb 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lauren Ilsley
    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 £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
  11. Ceramics on Sunday
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 25 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Josie Warshaw
    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 £389.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  12. Pottery
    Course start date:  Tue 20 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amy Hughes, Alex Simpson
    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 £1,219.00 Senior fee £975.00 Concession £792.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  13. Pottery intermediate
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mimi Joung
    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 21st September - 7th December 2022



    Term 2 11th January - 29th March 2023



    Term 3 19th April - 05th July 2023.
    Full fee £1,329.00 Senior fee £1,063.00 Concession £864.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  14. Pottery for beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  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 £305.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  15. City Lit ceramics portfolio
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Cooper, Ruth Franklin
    Sorry this course is now full for 22/23







    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.







    Term dates :



    11th Jan - 29th March



    19th April - 12th July.
    Full fee £3,129.00 Senior fee £2,503.00 Concession £2,034.00

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