Pottery & Ceramics

Start Date
Course Course
Design & Visual Arts
Hillsborough Campus

Key Units

During the course you will have the opportunity to develop skills, expertise and knowledge in the following:

Basic skills of clay preparation

  • Coiling
  • Pinching - hand modelling
  • Slip casting 
  • Slab construction
  • Throwing
Decorative techniques
  • Scaffito - incised
  • Impressed - relief
  • Wax resist
Glaze and colour application
  • Dipping
  • Spraying
  • Brush on
3D Visualisation
  • Examining and exploring some examples of non-functional ceramics and domestic pottery
  • Health and safety aspects of using workshop equipment and materials

Entry Requirements

Enthusiasm and commitment are all that is required.


No formal assessment involved.

Tell Me More

Candidates are encouraged to visit galleries, museums and make use of the college library for inspiration.

Students who wish to attend further courses will be encouraged to extend and refine their ceramic skills.

Extra Costs

You will be required to provide a note book and basic writing and drawing equipment.

Please note this is a full cost course - no funding available.

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