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Join the Ceramics Introduction to Throwing course to learn or enhance your skills on the pottery wheel. This course is suitable for beginners as well as those looking to further develop their throwing abilities. The focus is on learning and improvement rather than creating finished pieces. Throughout the course, you will learn clay preparation, centering the clay, throwing basic forms, achieving good shape and consistency, and finishing your work through turning and trimming. Additionally, the course will introduce you to decorating slips and glazing techniques. You will have the opportunity to throw multiple pots and you will finish, decorate, and glaze at least one item by the end of the course. These selected pieces will be fired and available for collection.
How will I learn?
The course will provide hands-on experience on the pottery wheel, guided by the instructor. You will receive step-by-step instructions and demonstrations to learn and refine your throwing techniques. The emphasis is on practical skill development, allowing you to practice and improve your abilities throughout the course. The instructor will also introduce you to decorating techniques and glazing methods to enhance your finished pieces.
This course welcomes individuals with various levels of experience. Whether you are a complete beginner or have some prior experience with throwing, this course offers a supportive learning environment. The focus is on learning and improvement, so participants are encouraged to come with an open mind and a willingness to learn and practice
Funding options available*Subject to change.
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Course fees explained
The course fee is usually broken down into three components which are materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors, you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19 studying Full-Time courses have just material fees, and if relevant, Academy fees, to pay. Over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay.
How to enrol for this course
All Part-Time courses are available to enrol online via a quick and easy online enrolment form. Simply click the 'Enrol' button above to add your enrolment to the course basket, then click the 'Start application' button within the basket commence your enrolment.
If you have any issues applying online we also accept paper enrolments. You can download and print our 2023/2024 Enrolment Request Form. Alternatively, you can visit your local campus to collect a form. An enrolment form can also be sent to you by post, simply contact our Customer Experience team to arrange this.
If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Experience team on 08000567253, email [email protected] or write to Part-Time Enrolments, SGS College, Filton Avenue, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7AT.