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About Ceramics Workshop (CE07 Autumn)

Develop and broaden your knowledge of ceramics through set exercises and demonstrations.

What will you learn on this course?

In this weekly class you will have the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of ceramics by completing a series of set exercises. The tutor will demonstrate a range of hand building techniques such as throwing, coiling, and slab building. Surface treatments in clay can also be considered such as relief details and engraved pattern work. Demonstrations on the use of coloured slips and various glazing techniques such as dipping, pouring and spraying will allow for further experimentation in the final stages of the decorating process.

You will be encouraged to explore and experiment with each technique to produce a collection of ceramic pieces. The tutor will give the whole class demonstrations of the techniques in the early stages of the course and then individual, specialist guidance will be given on your projects as and when it’s needed. Learners with more experience will be able to self-direct their work and the tutor can offer guidance as and when it’s needed.

Our fully equipped studio will give you access to various stoneware clays, pottery wheels, glazes, coloured slips, all necessary tools and the firing kiln.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to students of all levels. No prior experience is needed as full instruction and guidance is given. Those experienced in ceramics are welcome to work independently with tutor guidance and support given as needed.

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 and MAC does have accessible potter’s wheels. 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 equipment and materials are provided.

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?

Rachel Jennings

Dates and times

  • September – December