Ten week course
(includes 12.5kg of clay)
Gift vouchers available.
Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Mondays: 29 April. 13, 20 May. 03,10, 17, 24 June. 01, 08, 15 July.
End of term showcase:
Saturday 20 July 2019
Course schedule Download a schedule for all course dates.
Who is this class suitable for?
Suitable for all levels from those who have not worked with clay before, those still learning, to the experienced potter. We aim to share, support and encourage each other whatever the experience.
What will be covered in the class?
Over 10-weeks, students will cover a range of basic ceramic techniques including coiling, slab work, use of moulds and glazing, working towards the use of the potter’s wheel. Guided by ceramicist Andrew Macdermott, students will learn a broad range of skills that will be applied to create vases, plates, vessels, and pieces of their own choice. This popular course will teach students the skills of an ancient craft whilst exploring their own creativity.
What to bring?
A 12.5kg bag of stoneware clay is included in the course fee. We recommend you bring a notebook and pencil to document your work and keep track of what you’ve made and how you’ve made it. Students will need to purchase some of their own course specific materials.
Andrew Macdermott is a product of evening pottery classes at Milton Keynes Arts Centre. ‘I fell in love with the tactile clay immediately and now a few years on I teach the class I learnt in.’ Andy makes and sells Icelandic-inspired ceramic pieces at craft fairs and galleries across the country.
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