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Pottery Course – Ceramic Form and Surface Decoration

June 3 10:00 - 12:00

a selection of clay shapes created on a pottery course with different patterns and textures
This 5/10 week pottery course, taught by Kelly Ottesen, will explore creating handbuilt ceramic forms and different ways to apply decorative finishes.
This course can be booked in 5-week blocks, or you can save £70 by booking two 5-week blocks! (Discount applied in Shopping Cart)
Class Dates/Times
This course takes place on Mondays, from 10am until 12pm, on the following dates:
Block 1: 15th April, 22nd April, 29th April, 13th May, 20th May
Block 2: 3rd June, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June, 1st July
What can you learn?
You can learn how to create simple ceramic forms using a variety of hand-building methods, including tiles, pinch pots, coils, and slab work. You will then have the opportunity to explore surface finishes using glazes, slips, texture, carving and oxides.
What can you make?
You can expect to make at least 3 finished projects and plenty of test pieces in the form of small pots and tiles. Each block of 5 weeks will focus on a different skill that you can develop each week.
What tools/equipment can you use?
You can expect to use rolling pins, clay tools, carving tools and knives. A variety of glazes, oxides and coloured slips to decorate. There will be mark-making materials to create texture. Please note that this is a hand-building course only.
What materials will I be given?
All clay and surface decoration materials for each project will be provided.
What is the course structure?
The course is structured over the 5 weeks to allow for at least 3 making weeks at the beginning followed by 2 glazing weeks to finish. This allows for the development of a skill over the 5 weeks.
What is the recommended level of experience?
This is an experimental course suitable for all levels. You will be guided if necessary and projects provided. A willingness to play and be curious is essential.
What others have said about Kelly’s courses:
“Kelly is a wonderful teacher – I thoroughly enjoyed her classes and always felt really relaxed during and afterwards. I am very proud of what I made too!”
“Really enjoyed the atmosphere in the sessions and the relaxed vibe.”
“Wonderful course and content – great teacher!”
“Lovely atmosphere, great place to create”
An example of a textured finish on fired clay created on a pottery course                     An example of a textured finish on fired clay created on a pottery course


June 3
10:00 - 12:00
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Adults (16+) of all levels of ability


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