september, 2024

2024thu26sep(sep 26)6:45 pmthu05dec(dec 5)8:45 pmPottery (Evening) FULL£260 (£135 Concession). This course is full but is operating a waiting list.Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Thursday length of course: 10 weeks


September 26 (Thursday) 6:45 pm - December 5 (Thursday) 8:45 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks


Course details

Brief Description:

Join our pottery introduction course and enjoy the creative process of ceramics in a nice, relaxing atmosphere. You will get the opportunity to explore, create and express ideas in the medium of clay, while learning many of the most often used techniques.

During the course you will be given individual advice in relation to different projects. You will receive a detailed explanation of different techniques like pinched, coiled and slab-built forms, and how to use these techniques to make pots. Demonstrations will be given on how to use a potter’s wheel and you will be able to use the wheel to make your own bowl, under guidance as required. You will be shown surface decoration and painting/glazing techniques before applying them to the forms you have created. Your finished pieces will be fired in our kiln for you to collect and take home after the course has finished.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Suitable for both beginners and more experienced students.

Learning Outcomes

  • Perceive and describe formal qualities and expressive content in ceramic products.
  • Demonstrate an open-minded approach towards different forms and styles of clay products.
  • Demonstrate technical skills needed to create products with aesthetic qualities.
  • Demonstrate techniques of forming pottery.
  • Use vocabulary related to ceramics/pottery in making aesthetic judgements about finished products.
  • Use criteria for making judgements about ceramics/pottery.
  • Complete finished items

Extra costs on the course:

All of the basic tools and materials, including clay and glazes, are provided as part of the course fee but as the course progresses you may find that there are certain specialist tools, glazes or materials that you may wish to purchase for your personal use. You may find that you will want to purchase different glazes and underglazes as you do more over the weeks.

For the first session you will need to bring:

Please wear sensible, comfortable clothes and footwear and bring the following items to your first class:

  • Clean Overall/apron;
  • Notebook/sketchbook;
  • Clean towel for hand washing;
  • A Pencil or pen;

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sunday’s , you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more


This class is operating a Waiting List. Please call the office on 01223 712340 to be added to the waiting list


Ewa PanderaEwa Pandera studied printing along with ceramics, is a qualified teacher of visual art, established her own pottery business in 2013 and has taught ceramics for the since 2015. The recent projects allow for experimentation in various clay bodies and glazes. The outcomes are initially instigated by the prospect and admiration of craftsmanship. This urge for skill based production and appreciation for the medium produce objects that contain both passion and developing knowledge of the craft.

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