Ceramic Sculpture

Course Code: LS01318BL

Programme: Course

Wensum Lodge
169 King Street


Start Date: 07/01/2019
End Date: 18/03/2019
Day of first lesson: Monday
Total length of course: 10 Sessions
Start time of first lesson: 09:00

Directions to venue

From the City Centre, near the Castle, turn along Rouen Road and turn left into King Street. From the Norwich City Football Club ground, heading away from the ground/retail parks, take the first turning on your right immediately after the river bridge, then turn right again into King Street.

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How to contact us: Telephone: 0344 800 8020, Textphone: 0344 800 8011, fax: 0344 800 8012 or email: information@norfolk.gov.uk

Course Description

Have you ever wanted to learn how to use clay to make beautiful sculptural forms? Maybe you are looking to learn a new skill or to just relax and let your imagination run riot? Learn ceramic techniques to produce sculptural forms. There is an emphasis on investigating constructional methods and experimenting with ceramic surfaces, as well as providing expert guidance with regular demonstrations to inspire your work. The course will be taught by an experienced tutor and takes place in a friendly workshop environment. To ensure the safety in what we use for everyone in the Studio and what we fire safely in our kilns only materials supplied by Wensum Lodge are to be used and fired in the Studio.Your Tutor for this course is Dr. Tim Willey

What will I learn?

Working at your individual level you will develop original ideas, gain technical knowledge and knowhow and increase your awareness of creating and using ceramics to produce sculptural forms. There will be demonstrations by the tutor, display material including a variety of books and literature, helpful handouts to use for reference as well as dedicated one-to-one time with the tutor for each learner.

Is this course right for me?

This course is for all abilities and therefore no previous experience is necessary.

What do I need to bring?

We advise that you wear old clothing and footwear as your clothing may get soiled even though aprons are provided. It is recommended that a sketchbook is kept to collect ideas and learning. There is a cost for any materials used and to enable all items produced by learners to be fired in a timely manner, there are limitations on the number of large items each learner can produce. The course needs 8 learners enrolled for it to be viable to run, it is advisable to wait until near the start date before buying materials.

How much does this course cost?

All of our Leisurestream courses are run purely on the fees that you as a learner pay as there are no government subsidies. Unfortunately this does mean that there are no concessions available so the full fee is applicable to everyone.

What qualification will I receive?

This course is ideal for those looking to learn a new craft and make new friends. There are no formal qualifications awarded at the end of this course.

What can I study next?

Norfolk Community Learning Services offers a wide range of both government-subsidised and self-financing courses. You may wish to continue on your current LeisureStream course and, subject to availability, you are welcome to do so. Alternatively, you may be interested in progressing onto a government-subsidised course or qualification. We recommend that you speak to your tutor or look on our website for further opportunities. we are holding a ceramics intermediate and beyond course but also have plenty of other courses on offer.

Courses that go well with this course

This course is offered every term, Leisure stream also offer Pottery courses

How to apply


All of the courses that we run and are available for you to apply for are advertised on our website: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning/courses

The easiest route for you to apply for a course is online. If this is your first time applying then you need to set up an account, otherwise you can simply log in using your email address or learner reference number and your password.

For Leisurestream and Community Learning courses you can enrol yourself directly onto the course and make your payment using a debit or credit card.

For our English and maths courses you can enrol yourself online onto the course and no payment is required as these are generally free. Once you have enrolled onto the course the tutor will be in touch with you to discuss the course and to give you the joining instructions.

For qualification courses you can apply online and we will invite you to attend a pre-course information session. At this session one of our tutors will discuss the course with you and make sure that it is exactly what you are expecting and make sure that you will get the outcome you want.

By Phone

You can call us on 0344 800 8020 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm where one of our Customer Service Advisors will be able to help you to enrol or apply for your course. We have a dedicated phone number with specially trained staff if you want to apply for an English or maths course so to apply please call us on 01603 306530.

Where can I get additional support?

Financial support is not available for learners attending LeisureStream courses. If you feel that you need a course where support is available, we run a wide range of government supported courses that would be more suitable. For further information all of these courses are available on our website https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning

If you have a learning difficulty, a disability or another reason for needing extra support in the classroom, we may be able to arrange support for you throughout your course.

On LeisureStream courses, the cost of extra support in class is £11 per hour, and this would be paid for by the individual learner or shared between a group of learners requiring support in a class. This will be discussed with you at the time when you apply for extra support.

We can also, at your own cost, arrange assessments for Dyslexia Screening.

You can contact the Learner Services Team on 01603 306551 or by email at learner.services@norfolk.gov.uk