About the Course
This course will introduce beginner students to the wide variety of making, decorating and glazing techniques involved in the ceramic process. Beginner students will develop fundamental craft skills in a range of ceramic techniques e.g. Coiling. Slab-building, press-moulding, throwing, slip decoration and glazing.
Intermediate students will further develop chosen making skills in a range of ceramic techniques e.g. hand-building, throwing, decoration and glazing
You will learn to discuss and question appropriate techniques and materials in order to develop individual project work.
Develop an awareness of historical and contemporary approaches in ceramics
Demonstrate awareness of Health and Safety issues in ceramics through safe studio practice, with consideration towards others.
Class format and activities
If you are a beginner student you will practice and develop skills in all the basic methods. Each session your tutor will demonstrate new techniques and give guidance on project work, as well as encouraging you to develop your own ideas. Intermediate students will be introduced to more advanced techniques of making and decorating in order to further develop chosen skills through individual project work. You will also be introduced to historical and contemporary approaches during slideshows. We will have group and individual discussions and a wide range of resources are provided.
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.
The course is open to complete beginners or students with gaps in learning. It is also suitable for intermediate skill levels.
What you need to know before you enrol
Both wheel throwing and wedging clay requires a moderate level of physical fitness - if you have any concerns (back problems, for example) please come and see your tutor who will be happy to give guidance, or assistance if required.
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.
What you can do next
Ceramics: Beginner and Intermediate.
We recommend you attend at least 2 terms on the beginner course before moving on to various mixed level courses, which are offered at Morley College. Part or full time ceramics or 3D courses e.g.. BTEC, BA or MA
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