Pottery - Making Summer Decorations

Ref: C2342624

In this course you will be making clay decorations, using techniques and tools to create ideas and designs for special occasions e.g. gifts, decorations.

Course aim

To provide a introduction to pottery, making glazing, slab and pinch decorations.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Understand and put into practice simple pottery techniques.
  • Understand and put into practice pottery techniques used for glazing.
  • Produce individual pottery decorations.
  • Adhere to health and safety issues when dealing with clay, glazes and tools.
  • Use creative ideas for producing items of my own design.

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?

  • 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
  • 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
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • As you will be working with clay, you may like to bring an apron, old clothes, your own item to imprint clay and paint brushes for glazes. Please be aware this class is for small projects.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Pottery - Making Summer Decorations

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2019
  • 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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