Hand Built Ceramics

Ref: C3741816

Students will learn how to make pinch pots, coil pots and slab work. Their preferred method will be used to create simple objects which they will decorate using texture , slips and glazes

Additional information about this course

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Course aim

To learn the basic methods of making pots by hand

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Know the process of clay
  • Know the basic methods of hand building
  • Understand ways of decorating and the use of slips and glazes

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become a member of The Clay Station based at the Omega Centre

Download full course outline

Hand Built Ceramics Course Outline

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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