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Introduction to Clay Intensive

Easter course overview

Suitable for beginners (clay and firing included—same curriculum as weekly but packed into 4 days).


11 April 2020


4 days over 2 non-consecutive weekends




Workshop 1


Max 7 students





Dates and duration: Term 1

Saturday 11, Sunday 12, Monday 13 April and Sunday 26 April 2020.

Update 19 March 2020 - At this time this course is proceeding. The class will be split into two groups with two teachers to reduce class numbers and maintain social distancing.

Please check back here for updates.

If the class is cancelled your course fee will be refunded. We will be in contact if required.


The same curriculum spread over 3 hour classes – per week – for a 9 week period.
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This progressive course takes students through a range of techniques for working with clay.
This INTENSIVE COURSE is the same curriculum as the Weekly Course packed into 4 days.
This course takes students through a range of techniques for working with clay.
  • Sessions 1 to 3 students get a feel for clay and its properties through various handbuilding techniques and projects
  • Session 4 introduction to glazing
  • Sessions 5 to 7 focus on the potter’s wheel, learning to centre clay (the basis for all wheelthrowing) and form cylinders and other shapes
  • Session 8 work produced during weeks so far is glazed ready for final firing.
  • Session 9 a raku firing takes place when students will see some of their pots go through the raku rapid firing process. This is weather dependant and may not happen in very hot or high fire danger conditions.
Health and safety aspects of working with clay and pottery materials are covered during the course.
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Term classes, Workshops and Short Courses have been temporarily postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Students will be advised of issues pertaining to their classes by email over the coming days.

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