This practical course is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their love of ceramics, whether you are an absolute beginner or have previous experience with clay.
To help you master the craft of pottery, you can bring ideas of your own, or respond to the range of construction and decorating techniques our friendly and experienced tutor will teach you.
All our art and design courses develop creative skills and a personal approach to artwork. They are based on an understanding of media, materials and the work of other artists.
This non-qualification course is open to both beginners and more experienced students.
The course guides you through the techniques of pinching, coiling and slab building with different clays. Colour and decoration will be added later using slips, glazes and oxides.
Towards the end of this 12 week course you can work towards making a larger piece of work – possibly a large coil pot, slab pot, tile panel or sculpture.
Please bring the following to the first class:
- notebook and pencil
- apron (or protective clothing to protect against clay dust etc).
There are no specific entry requirements, apart from enthusiasm and the willingness to learn.
Please note, no fee reductions are available for this course.
Your tutor will offer assistance to beginners and advice for those with more experience. In order to receive a Runshaw College Achievement Certificate, it is important that you achieve the required standard agreed for this course. (Your tutor will discuss this further at the start of the course).
This course will prepare you for progression to further art courses at Runshaw College.
Runshaw College is committed to ensuring you have a happy, successful and productive time with us – ensuring your health, safety and well-being is at the heart of everything we do.
We proactively encourage the disclosure of any disabilities or issues which may impact on your learning experience – this can be at interview, enrolment, or at any other stage during your studies. Any information you disclose will be held in strict confidence and will be used to assess your in-class support needs and inform a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) to ensure your safe evacuation from the College in the event of an emergency. If you would like further information, please contact the Admissions Team on 01772 642040.
Runshaw College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.