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Pottery Hand Building Masterclass

Day of week:
Deal Adult Education Centre, Deal
Level 4
15:00 - 17:00
7 weeks

This course is equally beneficial for learners with experience who want to develop their hand building skills . It covers a broad range of ceramic techniques including the main clay construction methods - pinching, coiling. There is a strong emphasis on personal skill development, including the designing and glazing of work. You will also be taught different decoration techniques to apply colour using slip, glaze and oxides.

Students will work on individual projects with professional advice and guidance from the tutor.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
Identify the clay you will need for your individual projects
Design, make and evaluate 2 or more ceramic pieces using personal ideas.
Combine 3 or more decorating and glazing techniques into your own individual projects
Explain the health and safety guidelines considerations when working with clay

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.

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How will I be taught?

Studio craft courses provide an opportunity for students with some experience to further learn and practise the skills of a specific craft at a higher level. 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 variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, instruction, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. Additional Personal Learning Outcomes can be negotiated with your tutor to better meet your individual needs.

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 Sketch book or notebook, pen and pencil will be useful for taking notes related to your object making.

For Health and Safety please wear closed toe footware.

What can I do next?

Further pottery courses. The tutor will advise.

What do I need to join the course

This course in Deal is suitable for Learners with experience of hand building who want to improve

Getting to your course

Find us

Deal Adult Education Centre
Goodwin Academy
Hamilton Road
CT14 9BD

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code DEA/122912/M/LC.