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. Pottery: throwing practice

    Pottery: throwing practice

    Course Date: Sat 30 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Open to experienced throwers and those who need more practice time. You will improve your technical abilities through guided tuition and repetition, as well as developing skills and confidence in construction and decoration techniques.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00

  2. Ceramics: throwing and assemblage

    Ceramics: throwing and assemblage

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  3. Ceramics as a canvas: traditional slip decoration and surface treatments in clay

    Ceramics as a canvas: traditional slip decoration and surface treatments in clay

    Course Date: Sat 14 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Intensive throwing week

    Intensive throwing week

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your skills on the wheel. You will have your own wheel and the opportunity to use a variety of types of clay. The course is for experienced throwers and is ideal if you wish to develop your practice further. Intermediate level, throwing skills required.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  5. Pottery: beginner's taster course

    Pottery: beginner's taster course

    Course Date: Wed 25 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore various methods for making pottery: throwing on the wheel, hand building with coils, pinching and slabs. An enjoyable introduction for beginners.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £109.00

  6. Ceramics: architectural slab construction

    Course Date: Sat 28 Jul 2018
    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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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