Ceramics & pottery - Keeley Street

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 as a canvas: traditional slip decoration and surface treatments in clay
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 9 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amy Hughes
    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.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £304.00
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  2. Intensive throwing week: beginners and refreshers
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 1 Aug 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amelia Brokenbrow
    Learn how to throw mugs, bowls and lidded jars. Intermediate students can use this course to refresh their skills on the wheel. Tutor:.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £274.00
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  3. Introduction to ceramics
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 May 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alex Simpson
    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.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £274.00
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  4. City Lit ceramics workshop
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on VR710 City Lit ceramics.



    The course is currently full but is taking applications for the waiting list .







    Term 1 12th September - 5th December



    Term 2 9th January - 27th March.
    Full fee £1,499.00 Senior fee £1,199.00 Concession £974.00
  5. City Lit ceramics
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 12 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Jim Gladwin
    Learn a wide variety of techniques including throwing, handbuilding, decoration and glazing. Ideal for beginners to pottery or for those with some experience.







    Term 1 12th September - 5th December



    Term 2 9th January - 27th March.
    Full fee £1,799.00 Senior fee £1,439.00 Concession £1,169.00
  6. Pottery: evening course
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 26 Apr 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brigit Connolly
    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.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £324.00
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  7. Pottery: beginners' throwing course
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 17 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carina Ciscato
    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 £324.00
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  8. Glazing your work
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 18 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Josie Warshaw
    For students who have attended our ceramics courses, this is an opportunity to return and glaze your bisquit fired work. Basic glazing techniques will be taught, with advice on which glazes to use.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  9. Pottery: introduction to throwing and decoration
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Trish Spence
    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 £324.00
  10. Ceramics on Sunday
    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
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  11. 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
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  12. Pottery for beginners
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 29 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kate Starkey
    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
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    93% of 100
  13. 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
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  14. City Lit ceramics portfolio
    Course start date:  Wed 11 Jan 2023

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Robert Cooper, Ruth Franklin
    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.







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    11th Jan - 29th March



    19th April - 12th July.
    Full fee £3,129.00 Senior fee £2,503.00 Concession £2,034.00
  15. Experimental ceramics
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 10 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  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.
    Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £304.00
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