Pottery Sculpture

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Who is this course for?

This course will cater for beginners and experienced sculptors.

What will I do on the course?

POTTERY

The course aims to instruct students in the use of ceramic materials, to make and decorate pots and objects that are functional and imaginative.

During the course students will learn about:

  • The states of clay
  • Different types of clay
  • Methods – pinching, slab-building, coiling, slip casting and throwing
  • Decorating – mark making, incising, sprigging, inlaying, scraffito and piercing
  • Glazing – types and methods
  • Firing
  • Aspects of design and development

SCULPTURE

The course aims to give students the opportunity to make 3 dimensional forms/sculptures to develop creative s…

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Who is this course for?

This course will cater for beginners and experienced sculptors.

What will I do on the course?

POTTERY

The course aims to instruct students in the use of ceramic materials, to make and decorate pots and objects that are functional and imaginative.

During the course students will learn about:

  • The states of clay
  • Different types of clay
  • Methods – pinching, slab-building, coiling, slip casting and throwing
  • Decorating – mark making, incising, sprigging, inlaying, scraffito and piercing
  • Glazing – types and methods
  • Firing
  • Aspects of design and development

SCULPTURE

The course aims to give students the opportunity to make 3 dimensional forms/sculptures to develop creative skills and a critical awareness of form.

Activities may include:

  • Construction of armatures
  • Modelling techniques
  • Measuring and scaling methods
  • Mould making
  • Casting processes
  • Firing and finishing processes

How long does the course last?

The course runs for 2 1/2 hours per week.

What equipment will I need?

Overalls or work clothes.

Are there any additional costs?

Students are charged for finished articles by weight glazed /unglazed

Interested?

For more information please contact South Staffordshire College on 0300 4562424.



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