When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes (course free to 16-18 year olds)
  • Course Code K24MCAE02A
  • Suitable For This course is free for 16-18s

What you will learn

This course is ideal for those with a keen interest to discover and learn about ceramics. This one-day-a-week course is for adults who aim to develop creativity, research and design skills alongside technical abilities and pursue a new career in Art, Design and crafts using ceramics as the medium. The practical nature of the course is supported with historical and contextual studies, visits to galleries and design events, project work and showing the work by participating in a final exhibition. This is a mixed level group suitable for beginners to intermediate level in ceramics. You will work on projects that will take you through several traditional and non-traditional making and decorating techniques, such as pinching, coiling, slab work, and the use of slips, oxides, engobes, and glazing.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • To encourage individual creative thinking through challenging design briefs, visual research and design development
  • To develop practical ceramic skills to a good standard for the creation of final designs in response to a project brief
  • To establish good working practices and methods
  • To prepare students for appropriate further study or employment in the Art and Design industry
  • Projects will encourage confidence in the handling and understanding of materials, techniques and processes.

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: BTEC Certificate in Art and Design Skills [EDEXCEL]

Class format and activities

Talks, demonstrations, note taking, practical workshops

Entry requirements

An interest in the subject and enthusiasm to learn. Learners will gain entry onto this course via an interview and preferably will be asked to show a basic portfolio of any creative experience in Art, Craft and Design. You will also need a GCSE or equivalent at grade D or 3.

What you need to know before you enrol

Students will be required to purchase their materials, including an A3 portfolio/s to hold flat artwork, clay, tools, slips and glazes. Some materials can be purchased at college. There is a small annual studio fee to cover materials used in the studio to be able to run the facilities.

What you need

You will need to bring with you: an apron, a dust mask and a notebook.

What you can do next

Continue your education at Morley by enrolling onto the BTEC L3 Certificate in Art and Design: Ceramics.