When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Danielle Bunker
  • Course Code K23MCAE04C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Earth and Fire... have a go at Ceramics. This course will be in the form of set projects based on developing skills in making and decorating ceramics. Students will be able to develop and express their own ideas through the techniques and processes learned. The projects will be accessible equally for beginners to embark on their journey within the craft, and for intermediate-level students and experienced ceramicists who will develop and extend their existing skills. Learn different ways to build and decorate clay pieces by hand and experience some alternative firing methods (weather permitting). 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. More advanced students will have the option of working on personal projects. Weather permitting, students will be able to fire their work using a smoke or Raku process (Alternative firings are likely to take place only in the spring and summer terms). The course is designed so that each term builds on the previous one, but each is also accessible as a separate entity.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Make a variety of ceramic pieces using a number of techniques
  • Decorate ceramic pieces using a variety of ingredients and methods
  • Smoke and/or Raku fire work (weather permitting)
  • Develop your confidence and skill as a potter


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Talks, demonstrations, note taking, practical workshops

    Entry requirements

    You will have a strong interest in ceramics and a desire to improve

    What you need to know before you enrol

    There is a separate charge for the clay used. Some tools are available to purchase at the college

    What you need

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

    What you can do next

    Continue enrolling on the next Ceramics class to develop learning and skills