Who is this course for?
This is for anyone interested in making objects in clay. All welcome
On this course you will learn how to make objects in clay, this may be decorative pieces, such as a window or garden decoration, or functional objects such as bowls and vessels. You will learn some different techniques in forming clay, how to add texture and patterns. You will then learn how to colour your work with slips and glazes.
Support and feedback
You will get continual support and feedback from your tutor throughout the course
Additional costs and requirements
You do not need to bring anything with you, but you may wish to bring images to inspire you.
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 2018 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?
No you won’t need to do anything in your own time
About the tutor
Nicky Montagu is an Art, Craft & design tutor for Learn Devon and teaches study skills at Petroc college. She has taught on many different courses in London as an Art & Design Lecturer, including Richmond upon Thames College and London College of Fashion. She graduated from the University of East London with a BA Hons Degree in Fine Art and gained a PGCE teacher training at the University of Greenwich.
She has worked as an Interior Designer on both domestic and commercial projects, and as a freelance lighting designer for Home-deq
Nicky has lived in Devon for the past four years where she has recently set up a printmaking studio. Her current work is about living on the Taw estuary in North Devon and is interested in texture and pattern in the landscape inspired by the ambient light and changing tides and seasons. She is interested in many different areas of art, craft and design including textiles, printing, sewing, manipulating fabrics, pattern and form in ceramics, interior design and printmaking.
Nicky aims to devise courses that are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to learners with more experience and where possible learners are able to continue their work at home with minimum need for specialist materials.
Her teaching is inclusive instructive and is set in an environment that is relaxed and informal where learners can learn and share in a supportive environment.
Please have a look at her website www.nickymontagu.co.uk
Nicky Montagu – Learn Devon tutor