Pottery Monday (All levels)
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Victoria Yard 30-Sep-19 02-Dec-19 Monday 18.30 - 21.00 £203 £93

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

There are further dates throughout the year - please contact us for information or visit the website again from September 2019. 

All students will be given advice on preparing earthenware and stoneware for firing in the kiln.

Beginners will explore the properties of different clays and be introduced to hand-building techniques, pinching, coiling, slabbing, pattern/texture and throwing.

More experienced students can explore their own ideas, making more complex forms and experiment with the effects produced by different glazing techniques.

The essence of the course is to encourage experimentation and self development; to explore how ideas feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in pottery.
Many students find it a relaxing therapy after a day at work and an opportunity for some personal uninterrupted creative time

Learners will be taught through a mixture of demonstrations from your tutor, whole group teaching and one-to-one tuition. The group is informal and friendly.

What topics will I study?

You will cover the following (format is flexible and may vary):

Week 1: An introduction to hand building techniques: pinch pots, coil pots, slabs.

Week 2: Larger slab or coil pot project

Week 3: Throwing bowls on the potters wheel

Week 4: Turning/trimming on the potters wheel

Week 5: Decorative techniques and glazing 

Week 6: Sculptural techniques

Week 7: Using slips and earthenware

Week 8: Throwing cylinders 

Week 9: Attaching handles and sprigs

Week 10: Glazing 

What are the entry requirements?

Any work in three dimensions, but no prior experience is required. All abilities are welcome.

What facilities are there?

Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers. 

What can the course lead on to?

You could go on to try other forms of art. Click here to view the full listing. 

Are there any additional costs?

None specified.

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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