Ceramics (Beginners)- things for the garden
Who is this course for?
You will be working in a fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere with a group of likeminded people.
You will be learning a range of new skills and making ceramic objects for the garden.
You will be making a range of small objects: flower name tags, ceramic flowers, your version of a garden creature or gnome, in fact anything decorative that you would like in your garden. These will be colour glazed and fired. I will additionally apply a clear glaze. This clear glaze and the stoneware clay used, will make the objects frost proof.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will be there for constant help and support
Additional costs and requirements
All materials and equipment are provided.
Although not essential, you could bring along an example of your favourite calligraphy.
There are no entry requirements
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 2019 and your household income below £16,009. 50p to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
It will not be necessary to do anything in your own time
About the tutor
Harry Roberts currently works on Art and Design courses and a range of Art/music based ALDD courses for Learn Devon.
Prior to this he worked for North Devon College (Petroc) for 12 years as a Fine Art Lecturer and Tutor. Before this he had four artist-in-residence positions in the UK and was International Research Fellow at Exeter College of Art and Frankfurt Akademie, and Junior Fellow at South Glamorgan University.
Harry has a PGCE from the University of Reading and a BA Hons (Ist class) from the Polytechnic Wolverhampton and Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon.
His current area of interest is in using paper pulp, dyes and oil paint to create large constructions that straddle the line between painting and sculpture. The current series of five works has taken four years and is due for exhibition next year.
He has held one-man shows at most large cities in the UK including two in London and has won 12 awards and prizes at local and national exhibitions and was awarded the gold medal in Fine Art in Newport, Wales.
His work is in various public and private collections including; Tarmac, Granada Television and three LEA collections.
When he was a student his tutor was Anish Kapoor.
‘I love showing people new things and materials and helping them develop their skills. I believe everyone has a creative ability. We all drew before we could speak but sometimes this creative ability gets lost or buried. I like people to find what they never really knew they had.’
Harry Roberts. Art, Craft and Design Tutor, Learn Devon.