What is the course about?
This course will explore the pottery wheel as a tool. You will create objects by throwing forms, distorting, stretching, joining and constructing. The aim is to broaden your skills and understanding of materials and techniques. You will be encouraged to explore, experiment, and develop your personal ideas.
What will we cover?
The creation of functional or non-functional objects from more than one thrown form. Production throwing. How to throw a slab, throw a coil and join them when soft or leather hard. Ideas and techniques for developing form and surface, including ways of evaluating proportion and balance.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Assemble two or more thrown forms
- Demonstrate 3 techniques for developing ceramic forms and surfaces.
- Apply basic concepts of proportion and balance to your work.
- Repetition form making
- Evaluate your ideas.
- Identify and work to health and safety guidelines.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for anyone who has advanced throwing skills.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught through demonstration, group and individual tuition, slide lecture and visual information.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Tools are available within the department for use but you may bring your own favourites.
There is a charge of £2.00 per 500g for clay before firing, the porcelain charge is £20.00 per bag/ £10.00 per half bag.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
City Lit Ceramics offers a range of part-time, full-time courses and workshops at different levels. Students will be encouraged to progress onto more challenging projects at their individual level. There will also be a session mid- September if you would like to glaze work from your summer school (VR767,VR766 Glazing your work).
Depending on your experience you may also be interested in:
- VR711 Ceramics portfolio course
- VR708 Pottery intermediate
- VR737 Pottery evening course.