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. Designing for ceramic work with Photoshop

    Course Date: Wed 15 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Keren Carmichael

    Pottery: a taster course in throwing

    Course Date: Sun 19 Nov 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal for beginners who want to experience the basic techniques of throwing on the potter's wheel. Learn how to produce mugs, bowls and simple forms, as well as how to apply slips and glazes, on this four-day course.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  3. Pottery: evening course

    Course Date: Tue 9 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For those with previous experience who want to work towards their own goals, or for beginners who want to learn hand-building and throwing processes. We'll also cover glazing and surface decoration.
    Full fee: £429.00
    Senior fee: £429.00
    Concession: £262.00

  4. Four day taster course in pottery

    Course Date: Sun 14 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal if you are a beginner and would like to experience and explore the major ways of making pottery – throwing and hand building. Pots will be decorated, glazed and fired during the course.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  5. Ceramics: surface decoration on clay

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Throwing and decoration: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 18 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  7. Pottery for beginners and improvers

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  8. Ceramics: surface printing on clay

    Course Date: Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  9. Pottery on Saturdays

    Course Date: Sat 24 Feb 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn lots of different ways of making pottery, from handbuilding to throwing. Look at a variety of different ways to decorate your work. All levels welcome.
    Full fee: £379.00
    Senior fee: £303.00
    Concession: £231.00

  10. Animal forms in ceramic

    Course Date: Sun 11 Mar 2018
    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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. Introduction to ceramics

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  12. Ceramics: throwing and decoration

    Course Date: Mon 16 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with and develop your existing throwing skills and decorating techniques. Make experimental pieces and explore your ideas.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £319.00
    Concession: £243.00

  13. Thursday evening pottery: advanced level

    Course Date: Thu 19 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  14. Pottery on saturdays: intermediate

    Course Date: Sat 21 Apr 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £629.00
    Senior fee: £503.00
    Concession: £384.00

  15. Intermediate handbuilding

    Course Date: Sun 20 May 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

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