This course is equally beneficial for the beginner as well as those with experience. 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 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. It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course.
Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
Your tutor will advise.
What do I need to bring with me?
Overalls 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 resources for this course until you have checked viability.
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
Everyone is welcome to join this course, no experience or knowledge of this subject is needed.
Beginners and those with experience. 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/118871/M/LC.
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