Suitable for all abilities. Not essential but if you have a dish that you would like to use as a mould, please bring it with you, also any design ideas you may have. We will look at paper resist, sgraffito, banding, inlay and sponge printing techniques.
Outcomes will be dependant on individual projects:
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Design, make and evaluate ceramics using personal ideas
- Work with clay to construct a basic press mould
- Apply coloured slips using at least 2 techniques.
- 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
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Viv Smith
Viv Smith is an experienced ceramicist and tutor.
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 recordideas, 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. To ensure that students' learning needs are met, the tutor will work with the student to complete the required Individual Learning Plan.
One to one guidance, group critiques, self-assessment against individualised learning outcomes.
What do I need to bring with me?
Overalls and apron to protect clothing. Notebook and pen. Personal tool kit (optional). Clay is paid for by weight at a reasonable rate in class, items must be paid for before they are fired.. 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
No previous experience necessary.
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
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code FOL/118306/M/LC.
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