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Ceramic Handbuilding for Improvers — Overview

This course covers more advanced methods of building with clay. Students can use these techniques to make delightful objects, from pots to vases and all that’s in between. Students will be encouraged to experiment, making pots, ornaments, sculptures etc. from their own ideas and designs. Students will be guided and supported individually to use clay and glazes with confidence.

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
Completion of the Beginners Short Courses or prior knowledge and experience of hand building techniques. 

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.

In light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Plymouth College of Art has temporarily closed its buildings until further notice to protect the health and safety of staff, students and visitors. For more information please click here.

Ceramic Handbuilding for Improvers — Modules

Ceramic Handbuilding for Improvers — 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).

Ceramic Handbuilding for Improvers — Student Work

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Ceramic Handbuilding for Improvers — Careers & Alumni

Ceramic Handbuilding for Improvers — Entry Requirements

Ceramic Handbuilding for Improvers — Resources

Ceramic Handbuilding for Improvers — Interview

Course Code: 1314
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