More pottery for beginners

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

This course is for both the experienced and the novice. You will learn specific set skills as well as develop your individual course of study to make your own unique artefacts. The atmosphere is supportive and friendly. It is fun.

Make something that will last a thousand years!

Course content

You will be making 2D and 3D forms using hand building techniques from stoneware and thrown forms using earthenware. These will be decorated and coloured using slips/glazes and finally clear glazes.

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). Please be aware that due to the nature of ceramics some items may not complete the firing process as you envisioned. This can include cracks, breakages and unintentional glaze finishes. You will only be charged for fired items that you take away with you.

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 £16,009.50 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.

Support and feedback

You will have formative assessments (a chat with your tutor) every week and a summative assessment at the end of the course.

Additional costs and requirements

A set of clay tools, brushes, small sketchbook.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

No, but any ideas you have about the direction of your work will be of benefit.

About the tutor

Harry Roberts currently works on Art and Design courses and a range of Art/music based ALDD courses for Learn Devon.  

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.  

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.

Start date17 Jan 2020
End date14 Feb 2020
Start time14:00
End time16:30
Concessions not available