Create with Clay

Ref: C2346563

This course is designed to take students through the pottery process using earthenware clay and glaze. You will be shown how to shape and form clay using hand building pottery techniques. Pinching, coiling, slabbing. Explore and use different methods of adding surface pattern and texture to clay with the use of tools, stamps and working in relief. Develop skills in the application of brush on glazes to add colour and pattern to clay work. Students will have an opportunity to explore their own personal projects bringing their ideas to life. Experience and share the excitement of the pottery process from raw clay to the fired kiln.

Course aim

This course is an introduction to hand building pottery techniques for beginners but will also provide an opportunity for those with experience to revisit techniques and develop skills further. To develop self esteem, confidence and personal skills.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain the stages clay goes through from its raw state to finished fired piece
  • Demonstrate the technique of pinching and coiling
  • Show how to join clay together using slip
  • Name and use tools to cut, shape and decorate clay
  • Select and apply brush on glazes to add colour and pattern to clay work

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Fee paying students would be asked to pay £12 for materials at the time of enrolling Please can you bring to each session a suitable pottery apron to wear when working with clay Students may wish to bring their own tools and sketch book to work from

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Create with Clay

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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