Progress Your Throwing Skills – Intermediate 3

Progress Your Throwing Skills – Intermediate 3

Duration: 6 weeks
Start Date: Thursday 13 June 2024 (Induction: Thursday 6 June 2024)
Day and time: Thursday, 9.30am-12noon OR 1-3.30pm
Course fee: £118 / 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 of the subject and wish to use your creative skills for personal development and career progression, then this six-week course is for you.

You will further your creative confidence by developing your knowledge in throwing on the wheel and the final decoration stages.  Your confidence will increase through participation, by creating plates and larger bowls as well as through the skill of throwing on pottery batts.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

How to apply

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

Course Content

Develop your self-confidence by learning how to throw on batts, enabling true creative independence, and building up skills and confidence to throw without tutor assistance. You will have technical support from the tutor during this time when required but will be working independently where you feel confident to make a set project on the wheel within a specified time frame.

The intended outcome of this exercise is to enable you to be able to throw larger more intricate projects and understand how to balance the weight of the clay in the base to reduce the risks of thermal stress/cracks in larger projects. Should you wish to begin selling work this course aims to build your confidence and independence.

During this six-week course, we will cover:

  • Techniques and skills that will help you to hone your knowledge of throwing larger projects
  • Centring on a Batt
  • Creating plates and larger bowls, practising throwing the same shape using light stoneware, buff stoneware, and porcelain
  • Where you can source resources and ceramic materials for you to make ware independently
  • Health and safety measures when handling these materials
  • Explore different clay bodies over the six weeks and learn how a glaze reacts with them, 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 is a RARPA based course, assessment is carried out though building of a portfolio and taking part within tasks matched to the individual’s personal targets.

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 could progress on to further crafting, sewing and pottery/ceramics courses.

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.

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