A ten week course


Ten week course

(includes 1kg of clay)

Gift vouchers available.
Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Thursdays: 25 April. 02, 09,16, 23 May. 06, 13, 20, 27 June. 04 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 small sketchbook and pencil. Students will need to purchase some of their own course specific materials. Clay can be bought for £10 whilst booking and available to purchase throughout the course. Students should bring a small sketchbook and pencil.

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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Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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