Progress Your Pottery Skills – Intermediate 3

Progress Your Pottery Skills – Intermediate 3

Duration: 5 weeks
Start Date: To be confirmed
Day and time: Wednesday, 12.30-2.30pm
Course fees: £37.50 / FREE inc clay (fee remissions available)
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Aims

If you have a good knowledge in the subject and wish to use your creative skills for personal development and career progression, then this five-week course is for you.

We aim in this class to further your creative confidence by developing your knowledge in the final decoration stages. We intend to build your personal confidence through participation, making a glaze, trailing colouring oxides within the glaze and learning how to load, program and fire the kiln. This course aims to give you the experience, enabling independent project development from start to finish.

Entry Requirements

You must have a basic understanding of pottery techniques and have hand built ceramic projects before.

How to apply

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

Course Content

Develop your own self confidence by developing your own glaze and knowledge of how to fire work to enable true creative independence. You will have technical support from the tutor during this time when required but be working independently where you feel confident, with the outcome of being able to practically understand the ceramic process from start to finish.

Should you with to begin selling work this course aims to build your confidence and independence.

During this five-week course we will cover:

  • Techniques and skills that will help you to hone your knowledge of colouring oxides and glazing
  • Making a glaze
  • Where one can source resources and ceramic materials
  • Health and safety measures when handling these materials
  • Explore different clay bodies and learn how a glaze reacts with it, evaluating how the differences can be utilised to achieve your personal design aims
  • Use of the studio space, facilities, and extensive materials

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?

You may wish to progress on to one of our other pottery and ceramics courses or take a qualification such as:

Level 1 Award 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

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