Pottery: beginners' throwing course

Course Dates: 21/09/19 - 26/10/19
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - 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.

Description

What is the course about?

This is a beginners throwing course. This course is going to introduce basic techniques for throwing and turning forms, surface decoration and glazing.

What will we cover?

The aim of this course is to teach basic throwing skills, as well as an understanding of form, balance and function. It
also covers decoration and glazing using slips and department glazes.

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

- Make simple thrown forms
- Decorate the forms with different surface decoration techniques
- Glaze using department glazes
- Understand the firing process.

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

This course would work with your particular level. For beginners It will introduce the basic throwing forms and for
those with some experience it will refine and develop the understanding of form/function/balance and proportion.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instruction, demonstration, hands out and health and safety
information, and will be invited to take part in a group discussion.

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

This course would work with your particular level. For beginners It will introduce the basic throwing forms and for
those with some experience it will refine and develop the understanding of form/function/balance and proportion.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instruction, demonstration, hands out and health and safety
information, and will be invited to take part in a group discussion.

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

You should bring an old towel and 10 plastic rubbish bags of 20 litres. Most ceramic materials are covered by the course fee. There is a charge of £2.00 per 500g for clay before firing, the porcelain charge is £17.50 per bag/ £8.75 per half bag. Tools are available within the department for use but you may want to purchase your own. Ensure that you bring with you a suitable pair of closed shoes, e.g. not open toed sandals.

If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10%
discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you
should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross
shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions
apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.

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

Ceramics: surface decoration on clay - VR719
Ceramics: throwing and decoration - VR720
Pottery intermediate - VR708

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

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

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Course Code: VR722

Full Sat, day, 21 Sep - 26 Oct '19

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £449.00
Senior fee: £449.00
Concession: £274.00

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