Pottery Beginners – Potter in the Making (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 develop a project, while supported through expert specialism knowledge through tutor guidance. This course aims to build your confidence through practical achievement, teaching you to make it, experiment with decorating slips, stains and glazes, and gain knowledge and experience of the alchemy of firing work in the kiln.
There are no entry requirements.
How to apply
For information on how to apply, please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349
You will learn how to hand build 4 different projects through 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 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.
Where can it lead?
Once you have built up your confidence and skills the world of progression opens up to you. You can progress onto accredited Pottery classes or even stretch your craft skills by enrolling onto 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.
Progression routes to gateway qualifications are open to you once you have completed this course.