Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
January 10 Weeks 1 Part-Time Evening Bede Campus Skills & Qualifications Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This course is for anyone from absolute beginners with an interest in developing a creative outlet, to students with previous experience in creative subjects who are looking to refine and expand their creative practice.

The course is very hands-on and student centred. Students will be giving practical demonstration and guidance for each of the techniques introduced by tutor then encouraged to explore their own personal ideas and areas of interests for that particular technique.

The class is usually small, so students will get plenty of one-to-one support throughout each session.

Students get to keep and take their work home with them.

No formal qualifications are necessary, just a keen interest in ceramics.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own notebook/sketchbook.

Assessment is through presentation of practical work and sketchbook/notebook of ideas and information.

Tuesday evening, 6pm-9pm for 10 weeks

The course is designed to give students a wide-ranging experience of working in ceramics and the creative and practical processes involved. The course involves:

- Hand building
- Pinch pot
- Slab building
- Coil pot
- Slip, oxide and glaze decoration
- Using slip, stains and oxide to create surface decoration
- Applying glaze to ceramics
- Learning about the firing techniques and kiln temperature

You will develop ideas through a sketchbook, learn about properties of clay and explore your own creative ideas and inspiration.

What’s next?

After successfully completing the course, you could progress on courses including to Ceramics Continuation or HND Art & Design at Sunderland College, depending on your qualifications and experience.

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