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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to transform simple ceramicwares with the use of photo transfers and Adobe Photoshop. Using scanned images, photos or artwork, edit your design before applying images onto plates, cups etc. Work will be kiln fired and we will cover the design process from start to finish.
Course Date: Sun 18 Nov 2018 (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.
Course Date: Mon 14 Jan 2019 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.
Course Date: Mon 25 Feb 2019 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.