Basic Pottery – Beginners 2

Basic Pottery – Beginners 2

Duration: 5 weeks
Start Date: To be confirmed
Day and time: Tuesday, 12noon-3pm (Induction: 12noon-2pm) OR Tuesday, 5.30-8.30pm (Induction: 6.30-8.30pm)
Course fees: £37.50 / FREE (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

For those with a basic knowledge who can understand and create basic pottery projects. We will aim to gain confidence by making and decorating a pottery project using slab building techniques over the course of 5 weeks

Entry Requirements

Must have completed the New to Pottery – Beginners 1 course or can demonstrate basic skills

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Content

Learn practical clay handling skills and a basic understanding of the working hardness of clay by learning how to slab build. We will learn clay handling techniques such as slip and score to join sections of clay together and incising clay. Once we have made our project, we will glaze it using a combination of stoneware glazes and underglazes.

During the five-week course we will cover:

  • Basic clay handling
  • Joining pre-hardened clay slabs together
  • Basic hand building techniques
  • How to apply underglazes
  • Exploring glazing techniques by practically decorating your work

Assessment Method

This course uses RARPA as its method of assessment.

RARPA stands for Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement which is the process of assessment for non-accredited learning. It is a means of validating the outcomes of programmes which do not result in qualifications. RARPA is a five-stage process which measures and records learners’ progress, achievements and attendance.

Where can it lead?

You may wish to progress on to one of our other pottery and ceramics courses or take a qualification. Such as:

Level 1 Awards course

Level 2 Certificate in Creative Industries

These skills could be used in the following job roles:

  • Ceramics Designer
  • Kiln Operative
  • Own Business

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