Clay Throw Down (classroom-based)

Clay Throw Down (classroom-based)

Duration: 11 weeks
Start Date: To be confirmed
Day and time: Thursday, 12.30-2.30pm
Course fees: £81.50 / FREE - clay included (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

Have you always fancied a go on a pottery wheel? Did the Great Pottery Throw Down tempt you into releasing your inner potter? In that case you will love this course!

You will be introduced to the processes, skills and techniques involved in producing thrown ware in a working pottery studio. You will learn how to safely use a pottery wheel, centre the clay, draw up walls, enabling you to practise making cylinders and bowls on a pottery wheel.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements

Access to IT as the course will be supported using Google Classroom suite

How to apply

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

Course Content

The dedicated ceramics studio is well resourced and offers a fantastic opportunity to experience the wonder that is clay! It is the perfect place to get started on a new skill, or build on what you already know. With specialist support from an experienced potter, you’ll learn how to make pots using a genuine potter’s wheel.

You will be introduced to the basics of throwing, learning to centre the clay and then gain practical experience by practising making cylinders and bowls. You will produce your very own unique pots, which will be fired for you to keep.

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?

Once you have built up your confidence and skills the world of progression opens up to you with future progression on to Potter in the Making, Gateway Qualifications such as Creative Craft Level 1. You can progress on to accredited Pottery classes or even stretch your craft skills by enrolling on to other courses which interest you, learning new skills and gaining great highlights to add to your CV. New courses and skills give you interesting talking points and can show diverse interests and skills which all help when in an interview.

This could encourage you to help others in the pottery craft industry, provide creative support in the caring sector or to think about starting up a small business in the future.

As a Hull Training and Adult Education learner you have access to our Careers Advice Service. Our advisers are on hand to guide you through options and support you to achieve your full potential.  Ask your tutor to refer you, if required.

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