This experimental course is designed for those who are interested in working with clay - using a variety of methods and processes - and who have little previous experience of the material.
There are no formal entry requirements. However, some previous experience in ceramics making would be advantageous.
Beginners Pottery will introduce you to the many and varied methods of using clay to produce functional and artistic works. Decoration of work will be explored through the use of slips (coloured liquid clay) and glazes as well as experimentation with surface texture.
There are no formal assignments associated with the course.
All materials and firings are included in the price. Work will also be glazed and fired on site but you will be expected to collect your work after the course is complete to ensure the pieces are given time to dry out before they are kiln-fired.
Potentially you may progress to our Advanced Pottery course.
Peak Award winner Jamie Holmes showed there are no barriers to success if you have genuine creative talent.
Profoundly deaf, Jamie joined the College from the Royal School for the Deaf and was supported by a signer throughout his studies. He excelled on his Art and Design Diploma, specialising in fashion and textiles, and now has a place studying Textile Design at Huddersfield University – with his sights set on a future career in the creative industries.
At our 2014 Peak Awards, Jamie won the Visual Arts prize, sponsored by Maber Associates Ltd, for his determination and willingness to improve.
When I first started at College, I was really lacking in confidence but I had so much help and support that I really found myself and I am looking forward to making the most of university.