Pottery for All

Ref: C3670744

The course is aimed at all abilities. You will learn all the basics of pottery hand-building techniques exploring earthenware clay, slips and glaze. Come and join like minded people in bashing a lump of clay into something more interesting, that will last forever!

Course aim

This course will teach you the basics of hand built pottery techniques using earthenware clay and glazes. At first you will follow one or two structured projects then you will be set free with your imagination and clay.

Who is the course for?

All levels, from beginners to more experienced.

What topics will this course cover

All the main aspects of hand-building techniques using earthenware clay and glazes.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

Understand experience and put into practice at least two of the different making/decorating methods of pottery, i.e.; Coiling/Slip Decoration or Press Moulding/Stamping. Build upon existing skills in order to evaluate areas for further development creatively and technically within your work, from finishing techniques to decoration. Explore the form, colour, texture and surface pattern in two pieces of your work. Use the correct terms and vocabulary to describe how you made your work. Adhere at all times to Health & Safety requirements. Ensure you use safe working methods with the materials you are using.

How will I know I'm making progress?

1:1 Tuition and continual assessment.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Please bring an apron!

Reading and information sources

There are plenty of books and resources at the class to look through.

What could the course lead to?

Many students enroll again for another term.

Download full course outline

Pottery for All Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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