Fees: Standard £ 214 Conc £89 Full £455 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only
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This class is designed to accommodate those with little or no experience of pottery. Each week we will cover different techniques in basic hand building and surface decoration including: pinching, coiling, slab building, press moulding and basic wheel – throwing skills. You will also be shown how to apply decorating slips, Majolica, lustres and oxides.
People who would like to acquire a basic knowledge of working with clay and those with only basic experience who would like to improve. As our pottery is based in a school all new learners will need to be checked through the 'Children's Barred Checklist' before they can attend. This will be carried out by H&FALSS and can be completed within 24 hours.
Being able to follow projects and to be open minded about design ideas. Ability to record information such as note taking and begin to produce simple diagrams/sketches.
Be able to demonstrate hand building skills such as: coiling, pinching and slabbing, press moulding and basic wheel based work. Explore a range of decorative techniques such as Majolica, Slip decoration and oxides, enabling you to translate ideas and designs into 3 dimensional forms using at least one of the construction techniques taught. Be able to differentiate between stoneware and earthenware glazes and apply them to create a finished piece of work.
Practical sessions, demonstration of techniques, individual practical activity and a group critic at the end of term.
To get the most from this course you will need to research information for projects and to keep notes and sketches to support your 3D work.
Progress is assessed through discussing the work individually and in groups and recorded on your own Individual Learning Plans and Learning Journals.
Continue this course to develop your skills further or move on to a higher level course. Please ask your tutor for advice. All learners will have the opportunity to showcase work made in an end of year exhibition.
Clay is charged per pound of clay to cover materials and firing costs. It may be useful to bring your own drawing materials and paint brushes.
Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.