Pottery: evening course

Course Dates: 13/09/22 - 29/11/22
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 will also cover glazing and surface decoration.
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Full fee £499.00 Senior fee £399.00 Concession £324.00

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Course Code: VR736

Full Tue, eve, 13 Sep - 29 Nov '22

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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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.

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/.

Brigit Connolly

Brigit is an artist and educator teaching ceramic and glaze technology and a wide range of construction and surface decoration techniques. Her first training was as a linguist, and she worked as a translator and lecturer in translation before discovering ceramics. She studied on the City Lit Diploma in Ceramics before completing her MA in Ceramics and Glass and PhD at the Royal College of Art. Her own studio-work explores the creative, expressive potential of clay and ceramic materials, using hand building and mould making to explore her fascination with the discipline and alchemy of glaze technology. She believes in the fundamental necessity of art and creative practice for everyone and her wider practice focusses on working alongside artists within under-represented communities. She regularly works as an artist organising and facilitating workshops, residencies and exhibitions with community organisations, the NHS and in prison.

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.