Pottery: beginners

Alexander Centre, Tavistock

Who is this course for?

Come and learn different pottery techniques in a fun and friendly environment. In a fully equipped workshop you can learn or improve hand-building skills, decorating and glazing. You can develop your creative ideas into practical projects, making items you can take away and use. This is suitable for beginners and those with experience.

Course content

Preparing clay, using different forming techniques. Applying textures, slips, oxides and glaze finishes. Being given practical demonstrations. 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 £3.80 per kg for finished work. (eg. a cereal bowl size about £1.80).

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

Gwen Vaughan is an experienced Arts and Crafts tutor for Learn Devon based primarily in West Devon.

She has a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from The University of Exeter and a BA (hons) in Three-Dimensional Design from Cardiff College of Art, specialising in Ceramics.

Gwen is a professional self-employed artist, who exhibits and sells her work internationally.

“I believe that everyone has a creative spirit which can easily get forgotten in the rush of everyday life. My classes enable adults to re-connect with theirs or to discover new talents in a well-resourced, and calm environment.”

Gwen Vaughan, Arts and Crafts tutor. Learn Devon.

Start date24 Jan 2018
End date07 Mar 2018
Start time18:00
End time20:00
Concessions not available