This course is for Beginners and Improvers. The course will cover all of 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, decorating and glazing of work.
Students will work on individual projects alongside tutor set projects. Please note due to Covid we have limited number of wheels. Students will therefore by allocated wheel time during the session. Please not Mask will be required when moving around the pottery.
By the end of this course you should be able to:
Demonstrate a verity of hand-building techniques to produce 3 or ceramic forms.
Demonstrate throwing techniques to produce a ceramic form
Develop and apply a range of decoration and glazing techniques.
Design and make ceramic forms, applying the skills you have learnt
Work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines.
Please note, clay is paid for by the wet weight in class. All items are charged prior to and firing. Only clay supplied by Kent Adult Education is allowed in our potteries.
To find out more about our Pottery courses, watch this short video: https://youtu.be/C74LYCxZEJA
How will I be taught?
Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft to a higher level. Students will also be expected to research and respond to the design aspects of craft. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. Students will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/ notebook to record goals/ ideas, processes and progress. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring an apron or overall to the lessons as clay tends to be a messy subject. If you have any pottery tools bring them to the first session but do not buy any equipment until you have spoken with the tutor. A notebook, sketch book, pen and pencil will be useful for taking notes related to your object making. Clay is paid for by weight at a reasonable rate in class, items must be paid for before they are fired.
For Health and Safety please wear closed toe foot ware.
What can I do next?
Courses are designed to progress students to higher levels of the craft and also to support application to Access to Art and Degree Foundation courses or relevant Craft, Art and Design Degree courses.
What do I need to join the course
This course is designed for beginners and improvers who want to develop their knowledge and skills
It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.
Getting to your course
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code FOL/118286/M/LC.
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