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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Barbara Gorton
  • Course Code K21MCAE03E

What you will learn

This course is aimed at beginners and is also suitable for all levels. This course will give you the chance to explore ceramics and its potential for creative output, and in doing so improving your wellbeing. You will learn techniques to make simple items and learn about slip decoration and glazing. You will have the chance to produce a piece of work or several test pieces at a pace that suits you.

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

  • Decorate pots with slips and underglazes, and how to use glaze to decorative effect.
  • Learn about different types of clay, firing temperatures and their suitability to different techniques.
  • Keep a working journal of inspirational material from the internet and magazines, sketches and technical notes for your own benefit and is not compulsory.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Safety is paramount at Morley College and all on-site classes will be run with suitable class sizes and additional hygiene procedures will be in place.

    Entry requirements

    You must be aged 19 or over at the start date of the course. There are no entry requirements for this course, if you are a beginner or someone with more experience, this will be suitable for you.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Regular attendance is to your own benefit. If you know you can't attend please inform the tutor in advance.

    What you need

    As a student of Morley College you have access to Microsoft 365, including Office 365 and Teams throughout your course.

    What you can do next

    This is a leisure course, and is not examined in any way. There will be Q&As in groups and during one-to-one guidance and observation. There will be lots of verbal ongoing developmental feedback and advice.