Pottery: evening course

Course Dates: 23/04/24 - 09/07/24
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
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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.
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Pottery: evening course
  • Course Code: VR738
  • Dates: 23/04/24 - 09/07/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Taught: Tue, Evening
  • Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Trish Spence

Course Code: VR738

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Tue, eve, 23 Apr - 09 Jul '24

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This ceramics course will enable you to develop your skills to enable you to work more independently. The range of
projects will include hand building and throwing, developing decoration and glazing skills.

What will we cover?

Ideas will be developed through sketchbooks in relation to three-dimensional form, colour, texture, mark making and
imagery. You will be encouraged to gain inspiration by doing visual research.

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

Beginners:
- Develop ideas in sketchbooks
- Use clay decorating slips
- Use various hand building techniques such as slab building
- Make functional objects
- Develop skills for decoration and glazing

Intermediate/Advanced:
- Set a brief in discussion with the tutor to enable you to work independently
- Further develop personal ideas and approaches.

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

This course is for either the beginner or those with previous experience.

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.

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

Through group and individual tuition and demonstrations.

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

Most ceramic materials are covered by the course fee.There is a charge of £2.50 per 500g for clay before firing, the porcelain charge is £20.00 per bag/ £10.00 per half bag. Tools are available within the department for use but you may want to purchase your own.

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?

You will get feedback from your tutor which on which courses to progress. 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.

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/.

Trish Spence

Trish is a ceramicist living and working at her multimedia studio in London. She currently teaches ceramics at City Lit and the WMC Camden, (The Working Men's College). She is also a visiting practitioner at the London Collge of Fashion (UAL). Trish has a Degree (First) and an MA in Ceramics from UWIC, (University of Wales in Cardiff). Her degree work was chosen for FRESH at the British Ceramics Biennial in 2011 and by The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (Nceca) in 2012, for an exhibition in Seattle. She has work in both public and private collections. After university Trish was chosen as ceramicist in residence at the prestigious Harrow School for boys in London. Adult education has now become Trish's main teaching direction, enjoying the enthusiasm and determination that adults bring to the learning environment. Having started her creative path in ceramics through adult education, prior to university and with several years of teaching across a wide spectrum of learners, her experience and wide skill set make her a dynamic and innovative teacher.

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.