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During this course you will explore the various styles of Minoan pottery and decoration, and develop your own designs inspired by their symbols found in the natural world.

What will you learn on this course?

From around 3000 BC, the Minoan civilisation created beautiful, elegant ceramics. Pots were often decorated using themes from nature such as octopuses, lilies, palm trees and fishes.

Alongside the making of pots, the Minoan also developed pieces in the form of birds and bulls.

During this short course we will look at the various styles of Minoan pottery and decoration, contemporary ceramics and the influence of Minoan pottery on Picasso’s ceramics. The course will cover hand building techniques such as thumb pots and coiling, and slip decoration. Using Minoan pottery as inspiration, you will use these techniques to develop your own designs inspired by Minoan symbols found in the natural world.

The course tutor will encourage you to develop your individual interests and styles and support you through to the completion of your project. Any work you produce on this course is yours to take home.

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

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is suitable for beginners and improvers/advanced practitioners seeking to develop and build on their skills working with an experienced tutor.

The course may be accessible for people with disabilities and a support worker or a carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The room is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

You don’t need to bring anything. All materials and equipment is provided.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs. The course price includes all materials and firing of your work.

Who teaches this course?

Sue Dyer