Pottery Workshop Mixed Ability

Course Code: LS12518CL

Programme: Course

Wensum Lodge
169 King Street


Start Date: 25/04/2019
End Date: 04/07/2019
Day of first lesson: Thursday
Total length of course: 10 Sessions
Start time of first lesson: 17:15

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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Course Description

Join us on this course which provides practical advice on a range of throwing, hand building and glazing techniques with both one to one tuition and group demonstrations. This is a relaxing but productive course focusing on the tactile element of clay. This ‘hands on’ course provides the opportunity to try different methods of making objects in a variety of clays. Learners will explore various techniques including pinched, coiled, slab building, press moulding and throwing. Your Tutor is Andrea Young, one of our experienced Pottery tutors at wensum Lodge

What will I learn?

Throwers will be shown the basic stages for creating bowls/cylinders using the potter's wheel. You will learn about surface decoration; oxides, slips, resist and texture, through to firing. Using the skills gained from practising the techniques acquired, you will be able to unleash your creative side to produce finished clay items to be proud of. As well as the first hand opportunities available throughout the course to have a go at working with clay, 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. A positive group dynamic will be encouraged and you will benefit from the sharing of learning experiences with other members of the group. You will receive regular feedback from the tutor that will be designed to help you improve your skills and knowledge and ensure that you get the best possible results from your course.The tutor will provide the guidance and tuition required for each individual learner.

Before you book

From the experienced potter looking for a group dynamic to the beginner inspired by pottery thrown down. This is a mixed ability class therefore no prior knowledge or experience is required.

What you will need?

You will need to provide an apron, notebook and pencil. There will be an additional cost for clay used and firing (dependant on size and quantity produced). To enable all items produced by all learners to be fired in a timely manner, there are limitations on the number of large items each learner can produce. Your tutor will explain this policy further.

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?

There are no formal qualifications offered with 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.

Courses that go well with this course.

Leisure Stream pottery, scupture and ceramics courses are offered on a termly basis, you can return as often as you like. Please visit our website to see other course and workshops available.

How to apply?

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

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