Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Pottery | Handbuilding for Beginners and Improvers

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

Why this course?

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 ?
CL0238-1C 19 Sep 2019 West Durrington 6.30pm - 9.00pm 10 weeks £155.00 Enrol & Pay
CL0239-1C 16 Jan 2020 West Durrington 6.30pm - 9.00pm 10 weeks £155.00 Enrol & Pay
CL0240-1C 23 Apr 2020 West Durrington 6.30pm - 9.00pm 10 weeks £155.00 Enrol & Pay

Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances, please see our finance information.

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.

Course topics

Course fees

The fees for this course are: a. £155 b. £77.50

Some of our courses are eligible for a 50% discount (shown as b.) if you are in receipt of certain benefits. Find out more here.

What do I need to bring?

Materials for this course are included in the course fee. Please wear old clothes/an overall/apron and strong, flat, closed-toe footwear, and also a strong plastic bag to cover your work.

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