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Summer Ceramics — Skills For Beginners — Part-time

Course outline

If this is a creative area you have wanted to try, this is your opportunity to learn introductory ceramic skills.

Working in our well-resourced ceramics department, you will be guided through the main hand-building techniques of pinching, coiling, slabbing using different clay bodies and try throwing on the wheel. Alongside this, you will be introduced to a few different decorative processes using coloured slips.

The course is limited to 14 spaces – due to resources.

Under the guidance and support of your tutor, the aim is for you to build a good foundation of skills and knowledge and understand the importance of safe studio practice so you gain confidence.

You will receive an induction to the ceramic studio, excellent tutor guidance, new skills resulting in finished outcomes – glazed and unglazed – available to collect at a later date.

You can view the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.

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How to apply for this course

Apply now and we will contact you to let you know how to pay your course fees.

For help on completing the online application form, please see our useful apply online guide.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
25 Stoney Street

Start: Tuesday 25th July 2023

End: Tuesday 8th August 2023

Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

No fee reductions available. All students pay the same fee.

Tuition fee: £120

Course code: C044628 / Q044629


No qualification awarded.

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements, this course is perfect for beginners!

Teaching & assessment

You will receive on-going feedback to support your progress. There is no formal assessment.


You can continue to build on skills learnt on the next Ceramic Beginners course or Ceramics Throwing course.

Additional information

Please wear practical clothes.