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

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 stationery.

Demonstration, group discussion, practical, tutor presentation, maintaining a sketchbook of ideas and technical notes, and critique of work as a group.

Tuesday evening, 6pm - 9pm

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:

Wheel throwing: Familirising yourself with both eclectic and manual kick wheel, learning to centre clay, pull a cylinder and make a basic vase/pot form and trim a foot.

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, and learn about the firing technique 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, depending on your qualifications and experience, progress on to Ceramics Continuation, Access Art & Design or HND Art & Design at Sunderland College.

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