New to Throwing on a Pottery Wheel – Beginners 1
Preston Road Adult Education Centre
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For those with no experience in the subject, or very basic knowledge, over the course of five weeks we aim to help you gain confidence by learning how to make small, low bowls on the pottery wheel and glazing it so it can be used functionally at home.
There are no entry requirements.
How to apply
For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will learn how the wheel works and how to operate the equipment safely. We will practically learn how to centre clay on the wheel and develop a basic understanding of decorating techniques using stoneware glazes.
- Basic clay handling
- Basic centring techniques
- Controlling the clay on the wheel
- Exploring glazing techniques by practically decorating your work
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 in the subject, 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.