Pottery - Just Throwing | Gravesend Adult Education Centre

Pottery - Just Throwing at Gravesend Adult Education Centre

Pottery - Just Throwing at Gravesend Adult Education Centre

Price: £95.00 Starts: 26/02/2019 Time: 19:00 - 21:15
Tutor: Nick Tipton Ends: 02/04/2019 Location: Gravesend Adult Education Centre
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: TUE Duration: 6 weeks

About this course

This course is an opportunity to learn the basic skills and techniques of making thrown pots. You will cover the basic making processes such as clay preparation, shape forming which could include vases, bowls, mugs, and turning a foot ring. You will also find out about slip and glaze decoration.

At the end of the course students should be able to:
- use a pottery wheel
- use the treadle
- control the clay
- create a form of their own choice.
- understand and implement Health and safety with regard to this craft.

Experienced students should be able to either make a bowl, a cylinder, a lid or plate forms.

How will I be taught?

Craft courses provide an opportunity for you to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including: demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical.
Your tutor will give you feedback during the sessions and during one to one tuition.
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, pen and pencil will be useful for taking notes related to your object making. Clay, glazes and firing are costed by weight and the size of the item you create.

What can I do next?

Further Pottery and Craft courses with KAE.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome to join the course who has an interest in learning how to use the wheel to make ceramic objects.
It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.

About the Tutor: Nick Tipton

Nick Tipton studied ceramics for 3 years at Epsom School of Art and Design, during this time he specialised in throwing functional pottery. Since then Nick has worked at several universities and colleges teaching all aspects of ceramics and providing technical support for several courses at Foundation, HNC, BA and MA levels. Nick has attended the international workshop of ceramic art in Tokoname, Japan. He has taken part in group exhibitions showing his work at he Air Gallery, the Oxo Gallery, the Harlequin Gallery. He has previously been employed as a production thrower, a ceramics teacher for adult education, a mould maker, and a kiln builder for studio potters.

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Getting there

Gravesend Adult Education Centre
Darnley Road
DA11 0RX

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code GRA/70686/G/LC.
Course Code: GRA/70686/G/LC Book Now

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