Ceramics and pottery

Try your hand at making beautiful, creative objects out of clay. Working in one of our ceramics studios, our friendly and experienced tutors will teach you a range of techniques to help you master the ancient craft of pottery. Our pottery courses take place during the evening, daytime and weekend, just remember to book early as these popular courses fill up fast! Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.
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  1. Ceramics: architectural slab construction

    Course Date: Sat 28 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A four-day course constructing sculpture from slabs of clay. Develop analytical and making skills to building subtle, minimalist or bold complex ceramic structures. Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  2. Figurative ceramics

    Figurative ceramics

    Course Date: Mon 6 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Observe, draw and make study maquettes of a variety of poses from a life model, for initial inspiration, to create a final ceramic sculpture using primarily slab and coiling techniques.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  3. Experimental ceramics with found objects

    Course Date: Thu 9 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A chance to use different clays with the addition of oxides, fluxing agents and natural combustible materials. Fuse found objects in the kiln, make biscuit slips and investigate the textural possibilities of glazes.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  4. Animal forms in ceramic

    Course Date: Sat 11 Aug 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have fun exploring the possibilities of designing small scale animal forms in clay. Slab and hand building will be taught along with tooling techniques to bring your figures to life. Some experience with clay is beneficial.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £249.00

  5. Glazing your work

    Course Date: Sun 16 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For students who have attended our ceramics summer courses, this is an opportunity to return and glaze your fired work. Basic glazing techniques will be taught, with advice on which glazes to use.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. Build ceramics

    Build ceramics

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a wide variety of techniques including throwing, handbuilding, decoration and glazing. Ideal for beginners to pottery or for those with some experience. Applications for this course will be reviewed at the end of June and interviews will take place on the 3rd and 5th of July 2018.
    Full fee: £1,479.00
    Senior fee: £1,183.00
    Concession: £902.00

  7. Build ceramics workshop

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on VR710 Build ceramics. Applications for this course will be reviewed at the end of June and interviews will take place on the 3rd and 5th of July 2018.
    Full fee: £1,229.00
    Senior fee: £983.00
    Concession: £750.00

  8. Ceramics portfolio course

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Attending two days a week, you will develop your ceramic techniques and drawing skills to build a portfolio of 2D and 3D work. Focus on the development of your personal ideas within a structure of varied projects, which could lead onto study in further and higher education. Some materials are included. Applications for this course will be reviewed at the end of June and interviews will take place on the 3rd and 5th of July 2018.
    Full fee: £2,329.00
    Senior fee: £1,863.00
    Concession: £1,421.00

  9. Ceramics diploma workshop

    Course Date: Thu 20 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Workshop in ceramics along side VR712 Build ceramics diploma. For diploma students only.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £365.00

  10. Pottery: beginners' throwing course

    Pottery: beginners' throwing course

    Course Date: Sat 22 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn basic methods for making simple bowls and vases, and discover how to throw and produce interesting forms. Ideal for beginners.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  11. Ceramics on Sunday

    Course Date: Sun 23 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to get your hands on clay and make finished ceramics work? Familiarise yourself with the properties and processes of clay by shaping your ideas and working with techniques such as coiling, pinching and slab building on this introductory course.
    Full fee: £479.00
    Senior fee: £479.00
    Concession: £292.00

  12. Pottery: introduction to throwing and decoration

    Pottery: introduction to throwing and decoration

    Course Date: Mon 24 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn basic throwing skills to enable you to make a variety of forms including bowls, vases and lidded forms. Gain a basic understanding of surface decoration using glazes, underglazes, oxides and slips.
    Full fee: £479.00
    Senior fee: £479.00
    Concession: £292.00

  13. Ceramics portfolio: workshop

    Course Date: Wed 26 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Workshop in ceramics alongside students on VR711 Build ceramics portfolio.
    Full fee: £1,149.00
    Senior fee: £919.00
    Concession: £701.00

  14. Pottery for beginners

    Course Date: Sat 3 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the exciting possibilities of pottery using the main pottery techniques of hand-building and throwing. Simple surface decoration, glazing and firing will also be taught.
    Full fee: £459.00
    Senior fee: £459.00
    Concession: £280.00

  15. Designing for ceramic work with Photoshop

    Designing for ceramic work with Photoshop

    Course Date: Wed 14 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

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