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Pottery at Gravesend Adult Education Centre

Pottery at Gravesend Adult Education Centre

Price: £148.00 Starts: 21/04/2020 Time: 09:30 - 11:30
Tutor: Nick Tipton Ends: 07/07/2020 Location: Gravesend Adult Education Centre
Level: Mixed Level Day of Week: TUE Duration: 11 weeks

About this course

This course covers different hand building techniques such as pinching, coiling and slabbing. It also covers basic throwing and turning skills. You will be encouraged to make and experiment using a combination of these techniques. You will also be taught different decoration techniques to apply colour using slip, glaze and oxides.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

Understand and use a variety of hand building skills (coiling, pinching, soft and hard slab building, press moulding) to an appropriate level

Make a variety of thrown forms that demonstrate development of throwing skills

Use a variety of surface decorating and glazing techniques to an appropriate level

Be aware of and work to health and safety guidelines.

How will I be taught?

Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and/or craftspeople. You will undertake critical evaluation, develop creative skills and enhance/develop personal skills.
The tutor will provide feedback on your work through one to one guidance and group critiques.
At the start of the course you will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set out what you want to achieve by the end of the course. You will both monitor and assess your progress throughout the course to ensure your learning needs are being met. There are no formal exams or tests to complete on this course.

What do I need to bring with me?

Please wear old clothes and shoes. Clay is paid for by weight at a reasonable rate in class. Health and safety issues will be discussed and you will be instructed in the application of safe working practices. Basic equipment will be provided but you may want to build up your own selection of pottery tools as you progress.

What can I do next?

Further Pottery and Craft courses with us or in Higher Education. You may be interested in furthering your skills on our specialist Throwing course DAR/81024/H/LC or Glazing workshop GRA/82689/H/NC

What do I need to join the course

There are no enrolment requirements for this course.
Both beginners and those with some experience in pottery are welcome on this course.
It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity. If you need to bring a carer with you, or be accompanied by another person, please ask to speak to the programme manager before you enrol.

Beginners and those with some experience.

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/81006/H/LC.
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