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.
Learn how to convert scanned images, photos or artwork made within Photoshop into ceramic transfers, and apply them to plates, cups etc. Work will be kiln fired. We will cover the entire design process from start to finish.
Working with paper stencil, block printing on unfired clay, biscuit and glazed surfaces, you will create pattern and images with slips, oxides, glaze and on-glaze enamels on simple mould forms and tiles.
For confident throwers who have previously completed throwing courses, this course will challenge you to develop your throwing further: bigger, better, more consistent and more considered. Students will be encouraged and supported to develop their own projects throughout.
Suitable for students who want to learn basic design, handbuilding, decoration and glazing techniques or for students who want to refresh or develop existing ceramics skills. Everyone will be encouraged to explore and experiment with different skills and techniques in a friendly and supportive environment.
Ideal for beginners who want to experience the basic techniques of throwing on the potters wheel. Learn how to produce mugs, bowls and simple forms as well as apply slips and glazes over this four day course.
Working with silkscreen, paper stencil, block and potato printing on unfired clay, biscuits and glazed surfaces, you will create pattern and narrative images with slips, oxides, glaze and on-glaze on simple mould forms and tiles.
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.
Gain a basic understanding of hand-building, glazing and decoration techniques. Explore your creative ideas whilst learning the exciting possibilities of working with clay. Enjoy a taster experience of throwing on the wheel in the final session.
Learn how to further making skills through playful exploration, combining and altering traditional techniques, pushing boundaries of working with clay. An ideal course for students with some experience in ceramics wanting to enhance their existing skills.
Broaden your existing knowledge and develop new skills in throwing, handbuilding, surface decoration and glazing. Develop your own ideas and styles of making through structured projects. Tutor: Annie Turner.
Explore your personal creative ideas in clay, increase your making and decorating skills. Use a range of hand building techniques to develop your practical skills and expand your knowledge of ceramic materials.