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