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For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

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Ceramics - Beginners with Gina Baum Level 1

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Through a series of short demonstrations and workshops, you will develop decorative surfaces, exploring colour with slips and glazes, and experience a range of hand-building techniques, throwing, glazing and raku firing. Studying historical and contemporary influences is advised for ‘homework’, supported by the wide selection of specialist books and magazines found in the library and classroom. You will have access to electric kilns for earthenware and gas-fired kilns for stoneware. Please keep some work for the Summer Art Leisure Exhibition if you wish to exhibit.

How will I learn?

In this workshop based course your tutor will always check your progress and help you with technical solutions. The class will participate in group evaluations through informal crits or ‘show-and-tell’ sessions.

This course is based at our Stroud Campus in the centre of Gloucestershire, surrounded by the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The campus is moments away from Stroud train station and easily accessible by bus.

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Entry Requirements

No experience necessary. A notebook/sketchbook for recording ideas for your work and glazing details is advisable, plus a protective shirt.

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    Course information last updated: Tuesday 30th May 2023 @ 8.02am (1 hour ago)

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