Pottery matters

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.  It is for anyone who is being supported on a day-to-day basis, but who is hoping to be more independent in their daily life.  You will be looking to take part in fun activities and learn new skills in pottery.  Complete beginners are welcome.   



Course content

You will be learning in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment, amongst friends. This course will cover a range of activities including learning how to make decorative birds, flowers or shapes in clay and add colour with slips and glazes. You can take theses home and hang them in a window.  

You can also make new friends and find out about how to get involved in other opportunities and courses. 

Support and feedback

Your tutor will be supporting you throughout the course.  They will work with you to check on how you are doing and agree what you need to do to achieve the results that you want 

Additional costs and requirements

There are no entry requirements and you do not need to bring anything as all materials will be supplied.   


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

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Not unless you would like to.  If that is the case, the tutor will be happy to supply you with something to do at home. 

About the tutor

Nicky Montagu is an Art, Craft & design tutor for Learn Devon and teaches study skills at Petroc college.  


Nicky has lived in Devon for the past four years where she has recently set up a printmaking studio. Her current work is about living on the Taw estuary in North Devon and is interested in texture and pattern in the landscape inspired by the ambient light and changing tides and seasons.  She is interested in many different areas of art, craft and design including textiles, printing, sewing, manipulating fabrics, pattern and form in ceramics, interior design and printmaking. 


Nicky aims to devise courses that are suitable for all levels from complete beginners to learners with more experience and where possible learners are able to continue their work at home with minimum need for specialist materials. 

Her teaching is inclusive instructive and is set in an environment that is relaxed and informal where learners can learn and share in a supportive environment. 


Nicky Montagu –  Learn Devon tutor 

Start date15 Jan 2019
End date26 Mar 2019
Start time10:00
End time12:30
Concessions not available