Have a go at pottery

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

Come along and have a go at pottery.

This course is for the novice who wants to have a go at pottery and see what they can make. You will create unique objects, taught in a fun, friendly and supportive environment.

Course content

You will explore slab building, casting and throwing techniques. These will be coloured with glazes and slip

Support and feedback

The tutor will be there for constant help and support.

Additional costs and requirements

A set of paintbrushes if you have them.

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.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


About the tutor

Your tutor will be Harry Roberts. Harry started working for Learn Devon in 2012 and teaches various courses in arts and crafts such as drawing, painting, printmaking, feltmaking, ceramics and stained glass. Harry teaches to students of all levels at different venues in North and West Devon. Before joining Learn Devon he worked as a full time Art & Design Tutor at North Devon College (now known as Petroc). When he is not working he will either be found in his studio, making large paintings/sculptures or tinkering with his collection of cars and racing bikes (essentially anything that goes fast). Harry is also a qualified fitness coach and attends a local gym three times a week. He enjoys cycling, camping, spending time with friends, travelling (especially in India, Thailand) and cooking. Harry enjoys teaching and showing students new skills and possibilities through art and making new things. He believes creativity is life affirming and fun for everyone. He frequently changes his hair colour from blonde and pink to lilac, so he definitely doesn’t go unnoticed around our centre.

Start date14 July 2020
End date14 July 2020
Start time10:00
End time12:00
Concessions not available