Pottery – Suitable for Beginner/Intermediate

Course Description:

This class is suitable for complete beginners to pottery and those looking to improve their hand building skills. This class will enable students to design and make pottery pieces with both functional and decorative applications, from the planning and creating process to the final glazed form. 

Techniques demoed include pinching, coiling, slab construction, mark making, relief work and sgraffito. 

The intention of this class is to teach new skills within a relaxed, friendly environment. 

Week 1: Introduction 

                 Health and Safety 

                 Clay basics 


                 Pinch Pots 

                 Slab Rolling 

Week 2: Scoring and Construction 

                  Slab Rolling 

                  Wrapping Methods 

Week 3: Coiling 

                  Hump Moulds 

                  Surface Decoration 

Week 4: Box making 


                  Personal Project Planning 

Week 5: Maquette Making,

                  Personal Projects 

Week 6: Personal Projects 

Week 7: Personal Projects 

Week 8: Personal Projects 

Week 9: Personal Projects 

Week 10: Personal Projects / Collection of Work 

Suitable for Beginner/Intermediate

Course Day & Time: Monday evening 7.30 – 9.30

Start Date: Autumn Term 2021

Cost: €130

(Please note a tool kit for this class is available to purchase from the tutor for an additional  €20 paid to the tutor on the first night of the class. This kit contains ……… No need to buy this kit if you have your own tools)

Course Format: In class with tutor (Maximum of 10 students)

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Naomi Boylan


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