Pottery - All levels

Course details

Pottery - All levels DV1047 Saturday
10:00 - 12:30
24.04.21 15 £176/£94 Gearies
Pottery - All levels DV1107 Tuesday
19:00- 21:00
20.4.21 12 £117/£64 Gearies
Pottery - All levels DV1111 Thursday
19:00- 21:00
22.4.21 12 £117/£64 Gearies
Pottery - All levels DV1109 Friday
9:45- 12:15
23.4.21 12 £143/£77 Gearies

How will this course benefit me?

This course will help to develop your creativity and pottery skills in a structured and lively environment, coached by a professional and practising potter.


What are the entry requirements?

This is a mixed ability class which welcomes beginners. Good hand to eye coordination is essential. Learners will be expected to follow the course programme and attend regularly to ensure progression.


What will I learn?

Learn to build a wide variety of ceramic objects for the home or just for fun. This course will cover all hand-building techniques, from basic pinch pots to coil and slab work. Students will also be taught different techniques including slip, under glaze, etc.  Experienced students will be able to develop and expand on existing skills. Please note: this course is not run as a workshop, and learners will be expected to follow the course programme and tutor set projects. Learners must attend regularly to ensure progress.


How will the course be delivered?

Students will be taught in a relaxed atmosphere. There will be demonstrations by the tutor
throughout the course. You will receive one-to-one guidance and support from the tutor.


How will my learning be assessed?

You will receive regular verbal feedback from your tutor, who will assess you continually
and informally. An Individual Learning Plan will help you monitor your progress and reach your target.


What are the extra costs?

You will need an apron, old clothes or an overall. You will be advised at the first lesson of any equipment you need to purchase. Books and other equipment will cost a minimum of £10. Clay and basic materials are provided, but please note there is a charge made for clay (to be paid before the first firing).


What can I progress to next?

Students can expand on their existing skills by enrolling on a further pottery course, take a City and Guilds course or GCE AS/A2 Level art or photography courses. A ‘What Next’ leaflet will be available at the end of the course.


Health & safety requirements?

Please be aware that this course involves the generation of dust which, whilst carefully controlled and is not usually hazardous, may affect some individuals. Face masks are available upon request. 

You will need to follow the tutor’s instructions on health & safety procedures given at the beginning of this session.