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10 Week Ceramic HandBuilding Techniques for Beginners - Thursday (Oct 2019) — Overview

This course is for the beginner and covers easy-to-learn, basic methods of building with clay.

You will then use these simple techniques to make delightful objects, such as: pots, ornaments, sculptures etc. You will be encouraged to experiment and work with your own ideas and designs whilst being guided step-by-step along the way, towards using clay and glazes with confidence.

You will learn about the work of some contemporary ceramicists as well as historical examples of hand building.

(If you have already attended the beginners course on more than two occasions, you are not eligible to enrol in this course. The improvers course during the next term will be appropriate).

Location: Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place
Start Time: 17:45
End Time: 20:45
Start Date: 03/10/19
End Date: 12/12/19
Day: Thursday
Fee: £220


Course Content

Week 1

Health and safety induction, different types of clay and their uses, pinch pots

Week 2

Coiling and design development

Week 3

Slab building and Slumping

Week 4

Texture and use of oxides

Week 5

Slips and Glazes

Weeks 6 - 10

Students can work on set projects or develop their own ideas in clay, using their acquired skills outlined above


Entry Requirements

No previous experience required.

Materials and Equipment

Materials for this course are included in the course fee. Please wear old clothes/an overall and strong, flat, closed-toe footwear.

Please note that all courses are subject to student numbers and will only run if sufficient numbers are achieved. Plymouth College of Art reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient student numbers are recruited.

10 Week Ceramic HandBuilding Techniques for Beginners - Thursday (Oct 2019) — Modules

10 Week Ceramic HandBuilding Techniques for Beginners - Thursday (Oct 2019) — Staff

The staff listed on this programme are correct at the time of writing. Students will be notified if there are any changes to key staff (i.e. Programme Leaders and Lecturers).

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    Email: shortcourses@pca.ac.uk
    Tel: +44 (0)1752 203434
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