This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22* to register your interest. We will contact you directly if we can accommodate you.
This course is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to learn the basics of this craft. It introduces a broad range of ceramic techniques including the main clay construction methods - pinching, coiling, slabbing and throwing on the wheel. There is a strong emphasis on personal skill development, including the designing and glazing of work. Students will work on individual projects with professional advice and guidance from the tutor.
Please note the Pottery is located behind the Sarah Thorne complex off Fordoun Road, Broadstairs.
Outcomes will be dependant on individual projects
1. Use throwing and hand-building skills both in functional and non-functional work.
2.Understand the decorative and finishing aspects of glazes.
3.Work with clay and glaze confidently and creatively.
4.Design, make and evaluate ceramics using personal ideas.
5.Be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines
To find out more about our pottery and ceramics courses, watch this short video: https://youtu.be/C74LYCxZEJA
How will I be taught?
Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn, develop and practise the skills of a specific craft. Students will also be encouraged to develop a dialogue with the contemporary and historical context of the craft, and will be encouraged to keep a sketchbook/notebook to record ideas, processes and progress. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors, most of whom are practising craftspeople. They will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, instruction, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.
To ensure that students' learning needs are met, the tutor will work with the student to complete the required Individual Learning Plan.
As a starting point, all Creative subjects will have the following course outcomes
- successfully demonstrate techniques/skills.
- use appropriate media, materials and processes.
- use work of others to inspire own work.
- demonstrate an understanding of relevant Health and Safety issues.
These outcomes will be the basis of all learning. Additional personal learning outcomes can be negotiated with your tutor to better meet your individual needs.
What do I need to bring with me?
Overalls and apron to protect clothing. Notebook and pen. Personal tool kit (optional). Finished pottery is paid for at a reasonable price by weight. Please do not buy any other resources for this course until your first session as your tutor will advise you.
What can I do next?
A range of Creative courses with Kent Adult Education
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome to join this course, no experience or knowledge of this subject is needed.
Absolute beginners and beginners wishing to refresh their skills. It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.
Getting to your course
Broadstairs Adult Education Centre
St. Peters Road
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code BRO/118869/M/LC.
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