Pottery Next Steps (classroom-based)
Preston Road Adult Education Centre
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This classroom-based course is aimed at entry level and focuses on introducing basic pottery skills and developing your skills through making projects. It intends to teach you how to work with clay and introduces decorating techniques, aiming to build your confidence through practical achievement.
There are no entry requirements.
How to apply
For information on how to apply, please call The Preston Road Adult Education Centre on 01482 616 580
Each term we offer separate two, short introductory courses, beginning at the start of each half term. We will learn practically by introducing hand-building and developing our creative flair!
Each course we will develop two projects using new skills with the intention of you building up a ‘toolbox’ of skills – helping you to become a potter in the making!
Skills and techniques covered will range from: pinch pots, slab building, using formers, flat 2D work and building up through slab building. You will learn how to handle the clay, gaining practical experience using varied types of clays and decorating materials.
We will introduce a range of hand-building skills to you including:
- Wrapping clay around a former and household items that you can use as a former
- Making a pinch pot and learning the history of pinch pots
- Impressing patterns and messages into clay to make tiles or a door sign/funky quotes plaque
- Slab building techniques
- Applying slip decoration and underglaze stains to decorate your work
- Applying glazes to your work
Your work will be yours to keep after the course.
This course is assessed through RARPA and you will receive guidance and support identifying and setting individual targets, feedback along your creative journey and support to achieve your aims.
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?
This could lead to:
- Building up your confidence to developing your skills through Pottery classes with qualifications or broadening your craft skills by taking up other courses of interest
- Progression routes to Gateway qualifications are open to you once you have completed this course
- Increasing your social and employability skills to enhance your CV and become more successful in the community, volunteering or during your next job interview.
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.