Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Pottery – Handbuilding for Beginners

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

Course Aims:

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. Students will be guided and supported individually to use clay and glazes with confidence. This course is aimed at beginners and improvers.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CL0239-1C 10 Jan 2019 West Durrington Thursdays, 6.30pm - 9.00pm 10 weeks £150.00
CL0240-1C 25 Apr 2019 West Durrington Thursdays, 6.30pm - 9.00pm 10 weeks £150.00 Enrol & Pay

The fee listed is the full course cost. Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances.

Topics to be covered

All main areas of hand building and finishing are covered including; different types of clay and their uses, preparation of clay, pinch pots, slab building, humping and slumping, coiling and design development, textures and oxides, slips and glazes.

During weeks 6 – 10 Students will work on set projects or develop their own ideas in clay using their newly acquired skills.

Topics to be covered

Additional Costs

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

Additional Costs
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