What opportunities will this course give me?
Ceramics is a vast and fun subject with many stages to the process. This pottery course will look at growing from the basics of hand building, slab building and coil building. By establishing these skills, the options to design and create form are endless and exciting.
Eastleigh College offers a variety of leisure courses to suit all interests, including a number of other art related courses - please browse the website for further details.
What will I be learning?
Come and learn some new skills and get creative on our Pottery all Levels course. The course is suitable for those with little or no experience of working with clay. You will learn hand building techniques and work will be completed on the worktops of the art studio.
Learners will be making ceramic items that can be used in the home and garden, or given to family and friends as gifts.
With regards to decoration, we will explore three simple but striking techniques. Slip trailing, oxide washes and sgraffito. These techniques will give multiple possibilities and dynamic outcomes, that can be glazed for safe use with food or liquids. Please note, this course does not include pottery throwing or the use of a potter's wheel.
A College Certificate may be awarded upon successful completion of the course.
Why is this course for me?
All learners will complete practical work. There will be some tutor demonstrations and individual tuition.
All work will be fired in professional standard kilns.
How will my learning be enhanced?
Your tutor has a degree in Ceramic Design & Theory from Bristol University and subsequently has taught ceramics at Secondary and FE level, whilst re-establishing her practice at home. She manages her time between her own practice and teaching Art and Design at Diploma, Foundation and HNC level at Eastleigh College.
Your tutor will be both friendly and accommodating, ensuring your experience on the workshop is stimulating and rewarding.
Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?
Here at Eastleigh College, we are proud of our comfortable, welcoming learning environment and community venues. Youll be alongside other learners who are keen to learn the same skills, opening you up to individuals with similar interests and mind-sets to you.
There is absolutely no pressure or expectations; we just want our learners to have the best time possible and leave feeling proud of their new skills.
What do I need to sign up?
There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course. The course is suitable for all adult learners aged 18 and over.
Is there anything else I need to know?
This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in learning basic pottery techniques.
Please wear clothing and shoes appropriate for the craft environment.
Sufficient materials, including clay, slips and glazes, will be provided to enable you to enjoy building your skills in this introduction to ceramics course. The making and decoration will take place at Eastleigh College over the 8-week course. As we do not have a kiln onsite, the pottery must be fired at another venue. This means that your final pottery pieces may not be ready for collection until at least one month after the course ends, depending on kiln availability and backlog.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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