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Level: N/A

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Weeks: 4

Hours: 2.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Thursday 18:00 to 20:00

Tuition (£): 65.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However, some previous experience in ceramics making would be advantageous.

Course Content

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.

How will I be assessed?

There are no formal assignments associated with the course.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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.

What can I do after this course?

Potentially you may progress to our Advanced Pottery course.


* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Jamie Holmes

Jamie Holmes

Weaving a success story in textile design

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.
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