About the Course
This course will allow you to get a feel of what it is like to work with clay and glaze and begin to understand it’s potential to make a three dimensional form. You will look at some different types of clay and learn how to shape it. Once dried the object will be fired in a kiln and you will complete the form with an introduction to glazing. A basic material cost is included in the course fee.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Understand the basic process and timeline of making a ceramic object
Make a simple ceramic form using clay and glaze
See the potential of how clay can be manipulated using different techniques
Understand a basic awareness of Ceramic workshop Health and Safety
Class format and activities
As a beginner student you will practice and develop a few skills with basic working methods. Each session your tutor will demonstrate a new technique and give guidance on the project work. You will be engaging with making as soon as you have seen the practical demonstration in each session.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
There are NO entry requirements.
What you need to know before you enrol
Not for this short course.
What you will need for your class
A notebook and pen is useful. You will also need an apron or old shirt. Your tutor will advise you about which tools to purchase. We make a £2 per kilo charge for clay used before the first firing only for the things you would like to take home.
What you can do next
Morley College offers a wide range of courses at all levels of ability. We recommend you attend at least 2 terms on the beginner course before moving on to various mixed level courses. Students can also look to progress onto certificated Part or full time Ceramics or 3D courses such as BETC, BA degree or MA postgraduate courses. Your tutor is also happy to advise in setting up your own studio. Many students go on after several years experience to setting up their own ceramic practice and exhibiting in open studio / house weekends and local and national craft fairs and galleries.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.