Pottery for all
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!
This course is offered as classroom based learning at The Arts Centre, The Quay, Bideford EX39 2EY.
Please note if regional lockdown is activated this course will be offered as on-line learning via Zoom.
The time and day will remain the same, along with your tutor.
To be able to take part in online learning you will be sent a zoom invitation with your access code, you will require a PC with camera and microphone.
***Refunds for paid courses will be refunded pro rata as outlined in our fees policy if you are unable to continue your sessions.
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.
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
Please bring with you a set of clay tools, brushes, small sketchbook.
In addition, 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 2020 and your household income below £17,004 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.
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.