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Sculptural Ceramics and Hand-building — Part-time

Course outline

Whether you're a beginner, or an intermediate level ceramicist looking to expand your skill set, this course is the perfect place to practice your sculptural ceramic techniques.

Led by an expert ceramicist, this short course will give you the opportunity to learn the principles of sculptural and fine art ceramics and to develop and extend your hand-building techniques.

Explore the endless possibilities of clay as you learn to mold, shape, and create three-dimensional works of art. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of hand-building, from coil construction and slab building, to figurative forms and features. Discover the joy of translating your artistic vision into tangible, tactile forms that capture the imagination.

You will receive an induction to our well resourced 3D and Ceramics Studio, excellent tutor teaching, new knowledge and skills in hand-building techniques, and opportunities to develop your creativity within clay processes.

Clay, stains and glazes will be provided on the course. If you want to develop your work further, you can purchase art materials at our Art Shop based at 25 Stoney Street

How to apply for this course

Apply now and if you need to pay any course fees, or provide evidence if you wish to claim a fee reduction, we will contact you to let you know how to do this.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
25 Stoney Street

Start: Friday 19th April 2024

End: Friday 14th June 2024

Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Tuition fee: £65

Additional costs:

  • Materials fee: £25


Course code: C049381 / Q049382


College Certificate

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be aged 19+.

Teaching & assessment

Learning objectives will be shared along with personal targets. Progress will be assessed on-going and students will be supported with regular feedback.


You could progress onto a variety of art and design courses including:

  • Studio Practice
  • Intermediate Ceramics
  • Introduction to Porcelain
  • Pre-Access Level 1 Art & Design
  • Short Courses in Art & Design
  • Portfolio Preparation