Pottery: Create with Clay

Ref: C2338065

This course is designed for beginners and those with some experience. Learn how to design, make and decorate a range of clay items using handbuilding techniques including pinching, coiling, slabbing and modelling. Explore surface texture, colour and pattern through the application and use of underglazes and glazes. Develop your creative skills and bring your ideas to life. Experience the excitement of the pottery process from raw clay to the fired kiln.

Additional information about this course

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Course aim

To develop skills in designing and making clay items using hand building techniques.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Develop ideas from observations and research
  • Name and use tools effectively
  • Select and demonstrate clay construction techniques
  • Demonstrate effective application of surface texture, pattern and colour
  • Explain the kiln firing process

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Pottery: Create with Clay Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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