Pottery: advanced

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

*Please note there will be a 2 week break 7th and 14th February*

Come and develop different pottery techniques in a fun and friendly environment. In a fully equipped workshop you will be developing skills in hand-building, throwing on the potter’s wheel, using different decorative techniques and applying and experimenting with glazes. This is suitable for those who have done pottery before and would like to improve skills and develop their own ideas.

Course content

Preparing clay, using different forming techniques. Applying textures, slips, oxides and glaze finishes. Being given practical demonstrations. Developing design ideas. Having opportunity to discuss ideas with the tutor and other members of the group.

Support and feedback

Lots of discussions with the tutor and experiencing the practical results.

Additional costs and requirements

You will need your own apron or overall.

There is a charge for materials and firings which works out at £4.00 per kg for finished work. (eg. a cereal bowl size about £2.00.

You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2017 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Nothing official. You might want to research the sorts of pottery you like or what you find inspiring.

About the tutor

Deb Perry has been teaching in adult education for 25 years as well as working as a designer and maker. Although a well qualified ceramics specialist with an M.A gained in Stoke-on-Trent, she has a lot of experience in different arts and crafts including recycling, printing, textiles and props and costumes for theatre. Deb believes that learning should be fun, stimulating and stress-free and tries to create an environment where everyone can feel at home.

Start date10 Jan 2018
End date28 Mar 2018
Start time13:00
End time15:00
Concessions not available