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.
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.
Develop new skills in traditional ceramic decorating - including how to interpret patterns, text and drawings on a clay surface using slip-techniques, agates and textures. Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience. Tutor: Amy Hughes.
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.
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 on 29th June 2017 and interviews will take place on the 11th and 14th of July 2017. We will continue to accept applications after this date.
Explore sculptural aspects of ceramic practice by investigating forms. You'll be asked to work intuitively, bringing together fragments to create three-dimensional collages and sculptures. Tutor: Josie Warshaw.
Extend your ceramics practice by exploring approaches to live flame firings using gas kilns and foraged coastal materials. You'll prepare clays and create pieces suitable for these experimental techniques in the ceramics studio at Build; the firings will take place at a Whitstable ceramic studio. Please note this course runs for three days. Tutor: Imogen Taylor-Noble.
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.
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.
Build on your existing skills by exploring form and surface. Create functional or non-functional objects by throwing, cutting and later assembling different components. Intermediate level, requiring basic throwing skills. Tutor: Carina Ciscato.
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 on 29th June 2017 and interviews will take place on the 11th and 14th of July 2017. We will continue to accept applications after this date.
Designed for people with previous experience in ceramics or other art-related practice, this course encourages your development in a broad-based programme of ceramic study. You’ll have the opportunity to exhibit at the New Designers show at the Business Design Centre in Islington and an external venue for your final exhibition.
Please note, advertised fees and course dates are subject to change. Fees quoted are inclusive of two years of study. Payment plans will be available, details of which are to be confirmed.
The second round of advisory interviews take place in June 2017. You’ll need to bring a portfolio of 2D and 3D/clay work alongside your sketchbooks. During the interview you will be asked write a short paragraph to demonstrate your writing skills and to show your understanding of the use of numbers. Please contact us to arrange an interview: 020 7492 2700 / [email protected]
Workshop in ceramics alongside students on 'Build ceramics'.
Tutor: Jim Gladwin. Applications for this course will be reviewed on 29th June 2017 and interviews will take place on the 11th and 14th of July 2017. We will continue to accept applications after this date.
Convert scanned images, photos or artwork made within Photoshop into ceramic transfers that you'll apply to plates, cups etc. Work will be kiln fired. We'll cover the entire design process from start to finish. Please note dates and times of this course: Sat 15th and 22nd July: 10-5pm, Sat 5th August: 10-1pm (15 hours in total).
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. Tutor: Imogen Taylor-Noble.