Ceramics for Wellbeing

This course will give you the chance to explore ceramics and its potential for creative output, and in doing so improving your wellbeing. You will learn techniques to make simple items and learn about decoration and glazing.

Course Content

This course is aimed at beginners.

This course will give you the chance to explore the ceramic workshop and its potential for creative output. You will learn a hand building technique such as slab building or coiling and have the chance to learn decorative techniques such as slip decoration and glazing.

You will have the chance to produce a piece of work or several test pieces at a pace that suits you.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

This course is suitable for beginners and those with a bit more experience who would like to reduce stress through the following of simple techniques.

First Class Requirements

Note book, pencil. Apron or clothes you do not mind getting dirty, closed toe shoes.

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance will help you gain maximum benefit from the course.

Assessment Methods

There is no formal assessment for this course, but your progress will be monitored via question and answer in groups and individually and by observation. You will be given regular verbal feedback as to how you could improve and your progress in general.

Further Study Options

Further leisure courses in Ceramics or wellbeing courses in other areas.

Additional Information

You will be required to pay for materials that you use from the college and for your firing. Details will be given out at the first class and prices will be dependent on materials used and size of work. You may also bring in your own glass, clay or wax etc should you wish to, however there is no storage on site for materials unless they are purchased from the college.