Ceramics: throwing and decoration

Course Dates: 17/04/23 - 10/07/23
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
Experiment with and develop your existing throwing skills and decorating techniques. Make experimental pieces and explore your ideas.
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Full fee £719.00 Senior fee £575.00 Concession £467.00

Course Code: VR720

Mon, day, 17 Apr - 10 Jul '23

Duration: 10 sessions (over 13 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This ceramics course combines the techniques of throwing, turning and decorating pots. This enables you to make
a broad variety of thrown forms, while applying different decorating techniques to your pots.

What will we cover?

Beginner students:
- You will learn to 'wedge' clay, and create a series of thrown and turned forms

Intermediate students:
- Can develop individual work, including bowls, vases, plates, spouts, lids and handles will also be taught so that
you can make jars and teapots
- You will be taught to decorate your vessels,to use slip, oxides, glazes and enamels, lustres
- Printing techniques will be used with graphite and brush work.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Produce a variety of thrown forms
- Learn to turn your thrown forms to refine their shapes
- Use a variety of clays
- Use a broad variety of decoration techniques
- Understand the sequence of using various decorative techniques
- Use surface decoration in a personal and innovative way.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Beginners to intermediate.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Demonstrations, both group and individual.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There is a charge of £2.50 per 500g for clay before firing, the porcelain charge is £20:00 per bag/ £10: per half bag.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Within City Lit you could progress onto the City Lit Ceramics course - VR710, the Ceramics Portfolio Course -VR711, the Diploma Course in Ceramics - VR712, all of which are structured courses that can lead to higher education or independent studio practice.

Need art supplies? Our partner London Graphic Centre has everything you need from pencil to printing services, at 15% off.

To get an LGC discount card, students will need to show proof/ confirmation of enrolment of them being a student at City Lit. You can apply for our card in-store or by simply emailing info@londongraphics.co.uk with a scan or photo of relevant confirmation. The student discount does not apply to products that are already discounted or on offer. More information can be found here- https://www.londongraphics.co.uk/student-discounts/.

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Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.