Basics to Pottery – Beginners 2

Basics to Pottery – Beginners 2

Duration: 6 weeks
Start Date: Thursday 18 April 2024 (Induction: Thursday 11 April 2024)
Day and time: Thursday, 9.30am-12noon
Course fee: £109 / FREE inc clay (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

If you have a basic knowledge and can understand and create basic pottery projects, then this course is for you!

You will gain confidence by making and decorating a pottery project using slab building techniques over the course of six weeks.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

How to apply

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

Course Content

During this six-week course you will learn practical clay handling skills and gain a basic understanding of the working hardness of clay by learning how to slab build. You will learn clay handling techniques such as slip and score to join sections of clay together and incising clay.

Once you have made your project, you will glaze it using a combination of stoneware glazes and underglazes.

Topics covered are:

  • 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 is a RARPA based course, assessment is carried out though building of a portfolio and taking part within tasks matched to the individual’s personal targets.

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 could progress on to further crafting, sewing and pottery/ceramics courses.

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