Pottery | Handbuilding for Beginners and Improvers
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
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.
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: