What opportunities will this course give me?

Eastleigh College offer a variety of creative 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 for Beginners course. These courses are suitable for those with little or no experience of working with clay. You will learn hand building techniques and how to use the potter's wheel. There are two electric wheels which students will use when required. Other work will be completed on the worktops of the art studio.

Students will be making ceramic items that can be used in the home and garden, or given to family and friends as gifts.

You will learn new pottery skills using the facilities at the art studio at Cantell School for the first 8 weeks of the course. You will then have the opportunity to learn glazing techniques at My Pottery Studio located at The Marlands Shopping Centre for the final 9th week of the course.

A College Certificate may be awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Why is this course for me?

All students will complete practical work. There will be some tutor demonstrations and individual tuition.

All work will be fired in professional standard kilns.

Please note that this course runs for 8 weeks at Cantell School, with the final 9th week of the course running at My Pottery Studio, located in the Marlands Shopping Centre, Southampton.

At the My Pottery Studio session, learners will have the opportunity to learning glazing techniques, glaze their items, and achieve a finished piece of pottery.

There will be a separate charge for glazing which is paid directly to the Pottery Studio at the final session. This charge is £4 per kg of glazed pottery.

What do I need to sign up?

There are no formal entry requirements for the Beginners course.

Is there anything else I need to know?

These courses are suitable for complete beginners or those with very little experience of pottery making.

Please wear clothing and shoes appropriate for a craft environment.

Your first bag of clay is included in the course fee. Advice will be given for sourcing suitable suppliers for additional clay required.

There is a charge is £4 per kg of glazed pottery payable on the final session direct to My Pottery Studio.

Students will also be responsible for any other materials relevant to the course.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
N66A Cantell School 25/9/2019 Wed 19:00 – 21:00 9 £167.00 £167.00
N4B Cantell School 15/1/2020 Wed 19:00 – 21:00 9 £167.00 £167.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.