Further Your Throwing Skills – Intermediate 2
Preston Road Adult Education Centre
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This course is for those with a good knowledge in the subject who can complete tasks with only limited support required. We aim in this class to further our creative repertoire and be able to use our skills in a variety of situations, shapes, and sizes.
We will practice using hand techniques to create shapes in the sides of the pots and aim to be able to bring in the neck of the clay as well as bellying out by the end of the five weeks.
You must have a good understanding of centring and be able to draw up a cylinder on the pottery wheel.
How to apply
For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will develop your own self-confidence practicing the key skills of bellying out, necking in and the hand position tips and techniques that will allow you to make various shape alterations to the outer edges of your thrown ware.
During this five-week course we will cover:
- Techniques and skills including the two-finger technique
- Bellying out
- Necking in
- Scaling up the weights of clay that we can centre and throw with
- Use of the studio space, facilities, and extensive materials
- Explore different clay bodies and learn how they can be used to help you to achieve your design aims with finished pieces
- Use of extensive ranges of stoneware glazes
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 Award in Craft Skills Using Natural Materials
Level 2 Certificate in Creative Crafts
These skills could be used in the following job roles:
- Ceramics Designer
- Kiln Operative
- Own Business
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.