Pottery | Handbuilding for Beginners and Improvers

Course Type: Adult leisure and hobby, Open to international students Campus: West Durrington Campus

Why this course?

Image of someone modelling clay with their hands

This course covers the fundamentals of building with clay. Students can use these techniques to make delightful objects, from pots and vases and all that’s in between.

Students will be encouraged to experiment, making pots, ornaments, sculptures, etc. from their own ideas and designs, and will be guided and supported individually to use clay and glazes with confidence. 

Students who are already confident in handbuilding are welcome to come along and work with their own projects.

Tutor: Jayne Bunting


Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CL0240-1C 22 Apr 2021 West Durrington 6.30pm - 9.00pm 10 weeks £160.00

Course topics

All main areas of hand building and finishing are covered in weeks 1 - 6 including: different types of clay and their uses, preparation of clay, pinch pots, building with slabs, using hump and slump moulds, coiling and design development, textures and oxides, slips and glazes.

During weeks 6 – 10 students are encouraged to develop their own ideas in clay using their newly acquired skills.

Students who are already confident in handbuilding are welcome to come along and work with their own projects. Please wear old clothes/an overall/apron and strong, flat, closed-toe footwear, and also a strong plastic bag to cover your work.

Course topics

Course fees

The course fees are £160.00 for 10 weeks. All materials included in course fee.

This course is eligible for a 50% discount if you are in receipt of certain benefits. This discounted fee is shown as category B below:

A. £160.00

B. £80.00

Find out more about the eligibility criteria and how to apply for this discount here.

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We run various open events throughout the year to enable you to come in to the College, see our facilities and speak with our staff.

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Course costs

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Other ways to enrol

You can also enrol by calling 01273 667704 or in person at our Central Brighton or West Durrington Campuses.

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