When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability No
  • Tutor Megan Rowden
  • Course Code W23CRSA04A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This 12 week course is designed for those with little or no experience with clay who would like to learn the basics of ceramic making using handbuilding techniques. You will also learn how to decorate and glaze your pieces. The first six weeks we will concentrate on learning ceramic making and decorating techniques and the last six weeks you will work on a project to make a fully finished piece of ceramic work. On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: Extended Award in Progression (Entry 3) [OCNLR]. Some qualifications are fully funded, please see the link at the bottom of this course outline for details or contact our Student Services team.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Be able to follow health, safety and hygiene guidelines at all times.
  • Be aware of planning and organisational skills.
  • Understand the difference between craft equipment and materials.
  • Understand design elements.
  • Be able to produce an art or craft piece of work.
  • Be able to explain their work to others

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: Extended Award in Progression (Entry 3) [OCNLR]

Class format and activities

Demonstration, Q&A and guidance by tutor both individual and group these are practical hands-on sessions to develop your understanding of clay. You will complete a sketchbook with help form the tutor.

Entry requirements

None – Beginners welcome no previous knowledge of ceramics is required.

What you need to know before you enrol

Excellent attendance and punctuality are required from all students, you need to be able to all the sessions to get the most out of this course. The college will provide an amount of clay and decorative materials, and a sketchbook for your projects. However you may need to pay £2 per kilo once this material is used up. You will need to provide basic drawing materials. We will be based in C22 a classroom used by the HND Ceramics groups on the second floor there is lift access.

What you need

Pens, Pencils, clothes you do not mind getting dirty, closed toe shoes. Please bring any clay tools you have, however, there will be pottery tools available to use on the course. The tutor can also advise you on tools to buy if you would like your own.

What you can do next

Morley College offers a wide range of courses at all levels of ability, including a certified HND Ceramics course.