Pottery matters

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

Want to make your own fantastic creature ? a Dragon or an Owl, to use as an ornament or a money box. No experience required as how will be shown how to. Taught in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Course content

You will be making spheres and slabs and shown techniques for joining and decoration and how to apply colour to your creature.

Support and feedback

Your will be there to help and support you.

Additional costs and requirements

Remember to wear suitable clothing or bring an apron or overall.

If you go on a trip to outside venues you may need money for entrance fees or travel costs. You will be told about them in advance. You should bring a notebook and pen. You may need money to buy a drink at break time. For full day courses please bring a packed lunch and refreshments.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?


About the tutor

Harry Roberts currently works on Art and Design courses and a range of Art/music based ALDD courses for Learn Devon. For two months over the summer he works for a language company at Shebbear College, teaching English and Sport to French students.

Prior to this he worked for North Devon College 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 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 date28 Sep 2017
End date07 Dec 2017
Start time14:30
End time17:00
Concessions not available