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Pottery : Beginners

  • WINDSOR COLLEGE
  • ENTRY

Course Overview

If you enjoy watching ‘The Great Pottery Throwdown’ on TV then why not join in the fun, and have a go making and glazing your very own pottery at the beginners pottery evening class at Windsor College? This course is designed for the complete beginner, and for those who have had a little experience, but are very out of practice!
Our friendly tutor will guide you through basic hand-building processes, the use of pattern, texture, composition and traditional pottery design. You will learn about the properties of different types of clay. The first project is fun and easy, for example to make and decorate a set of tiles or coasters.
Building on your skills, we then progress to making tableware. You can select from a range of stencils, or learn how to design your own in order to decorate hand-made plates, bowls etc.
The next project is a simple one, either using the slab build or coiling technique. We have fail-safe methods to support your making, develop your dexterity and increase your fine motor skills. There will also be the opportunity to try out using the potter’s wheel.

Course Code

XEZZCRA5W0

Course Fee
£205.00
Start Time

18:30

End Time

21:00

End Date

Thu, 20 Jun 2024

Entry Requirements

No previous experience is necessary, just the desire to make, learn and enjoy!
If you have not done the course before, it is essential that you at...

Course Code

XEZZCRA5W0

Course Fee
Please contact us for more information
Start Time

19:00

End Time

21:00

End Date

Thu, 28 Nov 2024

Entry Requirements

No previous experience is necessary, just the desire to make, learn and enjoy!
If you have not done the course before, it is essential that you at...

Course information

Our friendly tutor will guide you through basic hand-building processes, the use of pattern, texture, composition and traditional pottery design. You will learn about the properties of different types of clay, and which clay best suits your ideas. The first project is fun and easy, for example to make and decorate a set of tiles or coasters.
Building on your skills, we then progress to making tableware. You can select from a range of stencils, or learn how to design your own in order to decorate hand-made plates, bowls etc.
The next project is a simple one, either using the slab build or coiling technique. We have fail-safe methods to support your making, develop your dexterity and increase your fine motor skills. There will also be the opportunity to try out using the potter’s wheel.

20 hours, one evening a week for 8 weeks.

Classbased

This course is not accredited, it does not result in a formal qualification. Each student’s progression is rewarded through teacher assessment.

Timescales: Each piece will generally be ready to take home within three to four weeks of it being made.

Various Art and Craft classes both at Strode’s and Windsor Colleges

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