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Pottery & ceramics courses

Pottery and ceramics courses, classes and workshops are taught all across the UK. Want to learn the art of making pots or ceramics pieces? Learn the techniques from experienced potters and ceramicists. Generally speaking, pottery and ceramics courses include shaping, glazing and firing a piece of clay. You may also learn about different types of pottery, such as earthenware, porcelain and stoneware. The opportunity to use a pottery wheel and throw pots, as well as learn the basic principles of clay modelling or how to design and make a ceramic mosaic may be included.

This short course is designed to introduce you to printmaking techniques for ceramics where you will learn how to design, make and decorate cups or plates using mono-printing techniques. The course is suitable for beginners or those who wish to develop their skills using printmaking techniques. The course covers: • Painting using coloured slips to create mono-prints. • Drawing with oxides to create tonal mono-prints. • Pressing clay into plate moulds, adding fabric and texture....
A chance to sample the wondrous delights of this Japanese style of firing which takes place outdoors. The session starts with the background history of the Raku firing and the philosophy. Your tutors will explain the glaze and firing process and glazing techniques do's and don'ts. The rest is about freeing the spirit and seeing what happens when this magical firing combines with the glaze. You will be given three pre fired bisque pots to...
Wiltshire - Next course on 28th April 2019
An introductory course, run by highly experienced degree qualified ceramacists suitable for complete beginners or those who are wanting to refresh their skills. The sessions will introduce students to a number of different clays, their suitability for different techniques, firing ranges and workability. Students will progress through slab building, coiling and throwing projects and will also have the opportunity to explore surface decoration using coloured slips. This is a very informative course with a practical...
West Yorkshire
LEVEL: Beginner This course is suitable for complete beginners or students who may have done some pottery in the past. Students will be shown how to centre the clay, throw a few simple shapes such as bowls, mugs and jugs. You will also be show how to attach handles and use coloured clay slips to decorate your creations. The finished pots will be glazed and fired for you and will be available for you to...
A brilliant introduction to mosaic techniques which sets you up to succeed. Lesson in preparation, cutting, grouting etc giving loads of hints and tips which will give you a head start with your chosen project. Even if you have made mosaic before, you could find all sorts of hints and tips in this session. Beautiful purpose built fully equipped studio. Small friendly groups with the emphasis on fun, creativity and enthusiasm.
Hertfordshire - Next course on 22nd June 2019
Audrey likes her classes to be set at the pace of the individual. So whether you're completely new to working in mosaic, or whether you have done it before, you will have the support and guidance required for your needs. The day begins with refreshments and an introduction to all the materials available for you to use. This will include a wide range of glass, ceramic and stone tiles and also a selection of crockery...
The Potter's Wheel half day course at Siramik Studio includes: Preparing the clay, learning how to centre the clay on the wheel, creating a cylinder and making shapes from the cylinder. You will make 4 to 5 pots during the half day. We also offer one day and weekend courses. Beginners and more advanced all welcome. 4 star in-house accommodation available - please ring for availability or visit Historic sites, the Botanic Garden of...
West Midlands
Please visit my website for full details including discount packages for two or more people, exclusive workshops for your group, and returning students. One day ceramics and pottery workshop which can include a day or throwing on the wheel and/or handbuilding and sculpting with clay. Complimentary drinks and cakes also available if you wish to partake of our afternoon tea. Lorraine Bates is a fully qualified teacher and designer maker who trained at Bath Academy...
Friday or Saturdays 11-2pm or a mutually convenient time for both of us. This introductory class is for those who have never done pottery before or maybe not since they were at school We use slabs to make a tea light or vase, we add texture to the clay and learn how to join slabs of clay together using the score and slip method. I then demonstrate how to throw a pot on the potters...
West Yorkshire
LEVEL: Beginner Students will be shown how to centre the clay, throw a few simple bowls and/or cups, and use coloured clay slips to decorate their creations. The finished pots will be glazed and fired for you and will be available for you to pick up at a later date. There are two workshops to choose from, 10am until 12pm or 3pm until 5pm. There will be places for up to 4 students on each...