Beginners Pottery

Cambridge Regional College
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Professional Training
10 Weeks
Professional Training
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Course description

Our Pottery course introduces you to traditional and contemporary skills, taught by a practising ceramicist in our spacious and well-equipped studio.

If you are a beginner you will enjoy learning the basic techniques but if you have some experience already you will be challenged with new materials, and new making and decorating processes.

Ten-week sessions begin with instruction in clay preparation and throwing on the potter's wheel. Throwing carries on in the second term along with the hand building techniques of coiling and slab building. In the third term a more experimental approach is encouraged with work based on assignments or personal projects.
Basic clay and glazes will be provided but you may need to purchase further specialist ceramic materials.

Recruitment - if we do not recruit to our target numbers we will try to offer the courses at reduced hours. If a course does not recruit enough students to run, you will receive a refund. Please refer to the Adult Course Guide for guidance on other refund issues.

Why study at Cambridge Regional College?
• A modern spacious studio
• Ten potters wheels, clay extruders.
• Ability to mix glazes from raw materials; wide range of clays e.g. terra-cotta, white throwing clays, craft crank, porcelain
• Opportunity to explore paper clay, porcelain slip, wood, plastics, plaster and moulds

Suitability - Who should attend?

Informal verbal assessment will take place during each session on a one-to-one or group presentation/critique basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Informal verbal assessment will take place during each session on a one-to-one or group presentation/critique basis.

Continuing Studies

You could progress onto other Art and Design courses at Cambridge Regional College.

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Cambridge Regional College

Our mission is to transform lives and create prosperity by delivering technical and professional education that meets the needs of students, employers and communities in Cambridgeshire. Cambridge Regional College is the largest further education college in the East of England...

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Kings Hedges Road
CB4 2QT Cambridge Cambridgeshire

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