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This Saturday morning Ceramics course is fairly flexible for you to build pieces that you need or want in your home, garden or to give as gifts. and is suitable for beginners or the more experienced potter. Students are encouraged to come with some ideas in mind.
Students should approach the course with some ideas of things they would like to make in mind. Some sketched ideas will put you in a good position to achieve your expectations of the course, no matter how basic the drawings may be. Pinterest is a great place to start and we also have a Hills Road Ceramics Facebook page for you to follow (Search "Ceramics at Hills Road"). If you would rather bring some print-outs of ceramic work that you like, this is also fine.
Total beginners are very welcome and will be guided through various techniques including pinch, coil and slab building techniques. Surface decoration will also be examined. Several electric potters wheels are available in the studio for students to use, as well as an extensive range of glazes. Learning through controlled experimentation is encouraged.
More advanced students are free to work on projects of their own, and are encouraged to ask for help and advice when needed.
We offer a great, focused and friendly environment to expand your knowledge and confidence in Ceramics.
Please make sure you bring a notebook and a pen (preferably a felt tip as ballpoints tend to get clogged with the clay dust), so you can write down the steps you take, if you wish to progress with this discipline.