Beginners ceramics - 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
Demonstration and instruction from tutor. One to one support as appropriate. Ongoing review of set tasks and outcomes through discussion with tutor and group.
Informal talks and feedback and a short learning plan to complete.
Additional costs and requirements
All materials and equipment are provided.
Although not essential, you could bring along an example of your favourite piece of pottery or ceramic.
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?
In order to progress at a pace you are comfortable with and to get the best from the course you may wish to continue work or practice techniques between sessions. The tutor may set some optional tasks for individuals or the whole group, both within the sessions and to do in your own time.
About the tutor
Franca Westaway has been teaching art and design since she came to the South West in the 1990s. Franca is passionate about helping others to gain creative skills and confidence, whatever their area of interest. She has a wide range of experience both in schools and with people of all ages within the community and is particularly keen on 3D and practical techniques across many materials and disciplines, as well as the use of art for personal development and expression and as a therapeutic to