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.

Tuesdays: 23, 30 April. 07, 14, 21 May. 04, 11, 18, 25 June. 02 July.  End of term Showcase:
Saturday 20 July 2019

Course schedule Download a schedule for all course dates.

Who is this class suitable for?
The classes are suitable for all abilities from beginners to the more experienced. The beginners will be guided through the main making techniques, the more advanced students will be challenged to refine and develop their personal styles.

What will be covered in the class?
This 10-week course will introduce students to ceramic hand-building techniques. Led by tutor Kirsteen Holuj, students will explore: pinching, coiling, slab building, decoration techniques such as mark-making, and slip decoration and glazing techniques. Students will also have the opportunity to have a go on our four potter’s wheels and learn to master the art of throwing. This course offers a wide exposure to ceramic techniques and aims to teach and refine the essential skills needed by ceramicists.  

What to bring?
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.

Kirsteen Holuj has 20 years of pottery experience and has been teaching part time for 15 of those years. The focus of her practice currently is exploring how textures made on the surface of pots formed on the wheel can be enhanced by different firing techniques such as soda firing and raku. ‘Clay is the most amazing material and with patience, practice and perseverance can produce an endless variety and always unique results.’

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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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