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For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

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Ceramics - Introduction to Clay Level 1

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Through a series of short demonstrations and workshops, you will develop the basics of the following areas:

  • Hand-Building Techniques
  • Pinch Pots
  • Coiling
  • Slab-Building
  • Using Earthenware
  • Stoneware
  • Crank Clays

There will also be a demonstration of the wheel and if time allows, we hope there will be an opportunity for everyone to spend 1-2 hours on the wheel.

All students will need to make decisions about glazing before the end of the course (as its unlikely that your work will be dry enough to fire) so that our technician can glaze your work for you. Your work will then be fired and can be collected at a date/time that will be confirmed at the end of the course.

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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For more information about this course please email [email protected]

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Course information last updated: Friday 31st March 2023 @ 8.02am (1 day ago)

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17th Jul 2023 - 18th Jul 2023
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9:30am - 4:30pm
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19th Jul 2023 - 20th Jul 2023
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