Course overviewThis 5 week ceramics class is suitable for all levels of ability from beginners to those who have previous experience of working with clay. A purely recreational course for those with a level of creative ability seeking to develop their skills with specialist support and guidance in state of the art facilities. This course can be very much tailored to you, your skill level and creative aspirations.
Those who are new to the subject will learn a range of hand building techniques, including slab-building, coiling, press-moulding and throwing on the potter’s wheel. The course will also cover surface decoration techniques, principles of the firing processes and safe studio practice. The classes are focused on learning techniques and developing creativity within a supportive and fun environment.
You will be taught through group demonstration and one to one guidance in a friendly and supportive studio environment. Clay is a wonderful material to work with – it is naturally a tactile material which will enable you to explore your creativity in a multi-faceted manner. Eventually through practice you will discover your own particular niche and preferred ways of working which you can then develop further.
Students are given the option of working from a set project or, if they have prior experience they can work in a more independent manner.
What else do I need to know?Please note that courses run subject to minimum viable class sizes. All course and fee information is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication but may be subject to change. There may be additional costs for materials or other expenses.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. A keen interest in creativity and design is all that you require. It is ideal for those who are complete beginners or who have some knowledge of the subject.
How is it assessed?
There are no formal assessments however you will be given verbal advice on your progress in a session by session basis.
What financial support is on offer?
Course fees are non-refundable unless Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group cancels the course.
What can I do next?
For those who would like to develop their practice in more depth, support and guidance can be given on methods of research and design development. This is particularly useful if you are thinking of building a port-folio of work to apply for some of our full-time art and design courses at the college.
How do I find out more?
If you would like more information, please contact the Faculty Administrator Alex Condliffe at email@example.com or on 01782 254323.