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Pottery - Mixed Ability - Autumn Workshop - Create Festive Gifts

Course code: QPAV110P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

12:30pm - 4:30pm

Days of week:


Course date:

27th Nov 2023 - 11th Dec 2023

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Handbuilding; An introductory pottery workshop for ‘crafty’ people. Create small gifts, festive decorations, personalised items, jewellery etc.
You will be guided through your own personal project with the aim of making multiples of small, approximately 10x6x0.5cms decorative items mainly using the slabbing method, then decorated using skills such as sprigging, granulation, impressing, underglaze, glazing and glass additions. These items can be personalised with impressed surfaces, pattern tools and lettering to create something unique for you or as gifts for your friends.

This is a two-session course, with a one-week gap to allow for firing of items prior to the second session which will be for decorating. Learners will need to return to collect items once they have received the final firing.

No session on 04/12/23

To avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2 ½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

Facilities at Abingdon campus:

Vending machines and Costa coffee shop

Watercoolers available, making it easy to refill your water bottle.

Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
This may give you a taste for ceramics or crafting and may help you decide to take up further learning on one of the longer arts and homecrafts courses offered by the college.
Entry criteria
Suitable for complete beginners and improvers.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2023 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
A materials fee applies

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £17.50

Exam Fee: £0.00

Materials: £8.60

Total Cost: £26.10

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Materials: £8.60

Total Cost: £8.60

Qualifications received
This is a non-regulated course and there is no formal qualification following completion

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.

Learning & method assessment
As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.