A person is using a tool to sculpt a miniature head out of clay

About Ceramic Forms & Sculpture (CE108 Spring)

Explore and experiment with exciting processes and techniques to realise your ideas in ceramic.

What will you learn on this course?

Play with pottery and discover ceramic techniques in this 12-week course. Realise your ideas in clay, whether you are interested in making a sculpture or a simple project. Get inspired by art, nature, and anything else you like!

The tutor will guide you through the process of creating a ceramic work. The course will cover:

  • Researching and developing your ideas
  • Producing drawings and designs
  • Visualising 3D forms
  • Construction techniques
  • Understanding the properties of materials and how to work with them
  • Choosing the most appropriate medium
  • Finishing techniques including ceramic decoration and firing

You will learn to develop your observational and representational skills and gain an understanding of scale, proportion, and mass. The tutor will demonstrate techniques and materials and prove one-to-one support on your individual project.

By the end of the course, you will have a finished ceramic piece made to your own design.

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is suitable for all levels, including beginners - no experience is needed as full tuition is provided. The course is perfect for students interested in learning how to realise their own ideas in clay.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. You do need dexterity in your hands to work with clay. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support.

Do you need to bring anything?

All materials and equipment is provided. You may want to bring a sketchbook and any images, objects and materials that might inspire your work.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs. The course price includes all materials and firing of your work. Please note that there will be a clay and firing charge for any oversized work, please discuss with the tutor.

Who teaches this course?

Martin McNally

Dates and times

  • January – April 2025