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Level: 1

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Weeks: 10


Start: 02/11/2020

Days / Times: Monday 18:00 to 20:30

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course offers an introduction to ceramics, including tuition in a range of hand building and decoration techniques. It will take place on Monday evenings between 6PM and 8.30PM at the Joseph Wright Centre.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course but it is only available to students aged 19+.

Course Content

This six-week course will consist of an introduction to clay and hand building techniques including pinch pots, coiling and slab construction.

Creating surface decoration will also be explored, including carving, paper resist, adding textures, slip trailing and glazing to enable the design and creation of work using the techniques explored.

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment on this course.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Work fired will incur a cost of £2 per fired lb of clay.

What can I do after this course?

You could progress to an intermediate course that further explores creative techniques in ceramics.


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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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