About the Course
This course Tutor will be advertised on the Website due to the external planning framework. We endeavour to book a member of the National CPA who will be exhibiting in the gallery space in London or who has recently had a feature in Ceramic Review. Please call the department for an update or take a look on the website.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Understand and gain an insight into the makers work and career and see how they have developed their own personal approach to making.
Have informed answers to possible questions about the makers work
See and understand how the maker is able to achieve the qualities of both form and surface
Make a personal response by using similar working methods and techniques to create your own work during the day
Class format and activities
Seeing and listening to a presentation of the makers working lives. You will make a variety of ceramic objects using similar construction techniques and working methods. You can use a wide range of options with Slip and glaze to achieve both Earthenware and Stoneware temperatures. You will learn through practical demonstrations, group and individual discussions and tutorials, the slide lectures and personal tuition. A wide range of learning resources and equipment are provided. We have 10 throwing wheels in the department should this be a fundamental area of the makers practice.
Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.
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.
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.