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Pottery for Beginners

Part Time

Course Overview

This course has been designed to introduce the complete novice to the basics of ceramics. The course will help you develop a number of skills and techniques including pinch pots, coil pots and slab building.

Learners will learn how to throw pots on the potters wheel and learn decorative techniques including sgraffito and glazing.

Course Content

The course is designed to help you explore the potential of clay and no previous experience is necessary! Previous students have created wind chimes, tiles, decorative sculptures, tea light holders, tablewear and much more. We can provide inspiration for your creations or you can work on your own personal projects. 

All work will be fired in our professional standard kilns.

Entry Requirement

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.


No formal assessments.

Where does this course lead to

On completion, students will be able to progress onto our 'Pottery for Intermediates' course.

How to Enrol

You can enrol directly onto this course if you have the entry requirements noted above.

If you would like to enrol but do not have the entry requirements please email information@bcot.ac.uk with your contact details or telephone 01256 306484.


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Course Outline

Course Code: FEBC016
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 10 Weeks
Start Date: 06/05/2020, 23/01/2020,
Day & Time: Sep: Wed 6pm to 8pm, Jan: Thu 6pm to 8pm, May: Wed 6pm to 8.30pm
Tuition Fees: £175.00
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