If you love the idea of throwing pots then this is the course for you.
What will you learn on this course?
This one-day course provides an exciting introduction to the world of ceramics and the art of wheel work. You will be shown how to make thrown ceramic bowls which you can decorate using coloured slips.
The course is delivered through a mix of tutor demonstrations and activities designed to allow you to explore clay and specifically how to work with a potter’s wheel.
The tutor will explain how to decorate your pot and how to paint with coloured slips to personalise your bowls. You will be encouraged to review and refine your work to produce finished ceramic pieces that are unique.
Participants will have a great sense of achievement and will feel proud of what they have accomplished, hopefully making some new friends along the way.
Please note that ceramic works need time to dry out and then fired twice in MAC’s kilns. Your item will be ready for collection 4 weeks after the date of your workshop.
We will contact you when the work is ready, when you arrive at MAC please ask for an Art Studio Technician or a Duty Manager who will be happy to help you retrieve your piece from our secure pottery cages.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for young people aged 12 - 17 years. It is open to students of all levels. Those with little or no experience of pottery will be shown demonstrations and those with previous experience will be able to self-direct their work with guidance from the tutor.
The course is accessible for people of all abilities however you do need dexterity in your hands to work with clay. The room is wheelchair accessible, carers and guardians must book a complimentary ticket. Please do contact us to discuss your particular needs.
Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to.
Do you need to bring anything?
All materials and equipment is provided. You may wish to bring your own apron, but we will provide one for you on the day.
Are there any additional costs?
The course price includes all materials and firing of your work.
Who teaches this course?
Please see our current Visitor Guidelines.