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Ceramics Workshop

  • Overview of the course

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    Adult classes in Ceramics are flexible in their delivery and use of techniques. All processes in handling clay are covered. There are specific four week courses if students would like to refine a technique, for example throwing clay on the potter's wheel.
    Emphasis is on having fun and using clay to express your ideas. What you make is up to you, with the tutor guiding you on the techniques and practicalities of handling clay.
  • What you'll learn

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    Slab building, throwing, coiling, press moulding and slip casting can be tried out plus experimenting with colours and glazing.
  • Entry requirements

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    Adult ceramic courses are non accredited. Beginners, intermediate or advanced learners are welcome.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    This course is for pleasure only and is not formally assessed. Your tutor will offer assistance to beginners and advice for those with more experience. Encouragement and informal feedback throughout the course of the tutor.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    Materials, tools and equipment are all provided. Aprons are also supplied.

    It is advised that you wear old clothes or an apron (or protective clothing to protect against clay dust as you may get messy). Due to health and safety, no open toed shoes are allowed in the ceramic workshops.

    The tutor will cover basic health and safety principles in the ceramic studio, necessary for handling clay, Fire and first aid precautions and necessary guidelines on keeping dust to a minimum.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Use the yellow 'enrol' button to request to join this course.
    Please note: if you enrol without meeting the course entry requirements your place may be cancelled and a refund provided.
  • Groups and Times

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    Location: Deane Road Campus. Group: A. First class: 06 June 2024. Last class: 04 Jul 2024
    • Thursday : 12:45 - 15:45
  • Future opportunities

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    Continue to access our facilities and develop your artistic skills in ceramics by enrolling on another course. Daytime and evening courses are available throughout our academic year.

    You may want to consider doing an alternative creative course at Bolton College. Details can be found on our website:
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £106.00

    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


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    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the, academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    13:00 - 15:00
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    5 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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