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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability No
  • Tutor Annette Welch
  • Course Code W21CRSC02B

What you will learn

This advanced course at the Morley College Waterloo Centre is ideal for those wishing to increase both technical and design skills as well as develop a more professional approach. Whilst working on own and group projects you will be encouraged to experiment with different methods of making, decorating and glazing techniques, in order to promote individual creative potential. New and returning students work alongside each other in a mutually supportive environment in which you will learn both from your tutor and each other. All students must follow physical distancing guidelines as explained by your tutor. There is a reduction in the course maximum of students in the Ceramics studio, which has been adapted to facilitate a safe learning environment. Students are asked to bring their own apron or coveralls to wear in the studio and a personal hand towel, both to take home and wash between sessions. Before and after using any shared equipment, students will be asked to wash their hands. We strongly advise you bring and wear a face protector. Please bring and use you own tools - we also have basic tool packs to purchase. cs studio, which has been adapted to facilitate a safe learning environment. Students are asked to bring their own apron or coveralls to wear in the studio and a personal hand towel, both to take home and wash between sessions. Before and after using any shared equipment, students will be asked to wash their hands. We strongly advise you bring and wear a face protector. Please bring and use you own tools - we also have basic tool packs to purchase.

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

  • You will further develop chosen making skills in a range of ceramic techniques e.g.. hand-building, throwing, decoration and glazing
  • You will learn to discuss and question appropriate techniques and materials in order to develop individual project work
  • Develop an awareness of historical and contemporary approaches in ceramics
  • Demonstrate awareness of Health and Safety issues in ceramics through safe studio practice, with consideration towards others.

Cost

  • Full fee
    £325
  • Concession fee
    £245
  • Class format and activities

    You will practice and develop both skill and creativity through personal project work, with guidance from your tutor. Your tutor will demonstrate and discuss a wide range of methods in all hand-building, decorating, glazing and on-glaze techniques for you to explore as appropriate. You will be encouraged to share practice, self-assess and problem solve, through both group and individual discussions, in order to meet your personal learning goals, as discussed with your tutor at the start of the course. You will be introduced to both current and historical ceramic practice through slideshows and encouraged to visit museums and galleries to compliment your contextual study. Your tutor will produce a wide range of resources and reference material for your use.

    Entry requirements

    The course is for students who have previously practiced the techniques and processes involved in ceramics. This should include a good understanding of the ceramic process, building techniques and basic practice of slip, oxide and glaze application methods. If using a wheel you should already be able to centre clay. If unsure, please contact the art administrators: ruth.abban@morleycollege.ac.uk or shirley.ryan@morleycollege.ac.ukhe ceramic process, building techniques and basic practice of slip, oxide and glaze application methods. If using a wheel you should already be able to centre clay. If unsure, please contact the art administrators: ruth.abban@morleycollege.ac.uk or shirley.ryan@morleycollege.ac.uk

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Both wheel throwing and wedging clay requires a moderate level of physical fitness – if you have any concerns or requirements please discuss this with your tutor who will be happy to give guidance, or assistance if required. The ceramics studio is on the 3rd floor and there is lift access.

    What you need

    A notebook and pen are useful. You will also need an apron or old shirt. Your tutor will advise you about which tools to purchase. We make a £2 per kilo charge for clay, which includes the bisque and glaze firing.y, which includes the bisque and glaze firing

    What you can do next

    Morley College offers a wide range of courses at all levels of ability, including a certified HND Ceramics course. Students can also look to progress onto other part or full time Ceramics or 3D courses such as BETC, BA degree or MA postgraduate courses Your tutor is also happy to advise you in setting up your own studio. After several years of study many students progress to setting up their own ceramic practice and exhibiting in open studio / house weekends and local and national craft fairs.