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Pottery - Mixed Ability - Evening

Course code: QCAU019P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

18:00 - 21:00

Days of week:


Course date:

16th Jan 2025 - 13th Mar 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

A pottery course in which you will learn a wide range of ceramic processes in a well-equipped studio taught by one of our highly skilled Ceramic Artists. You will be producing a body of work showing development of skills and ideas in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Beginners will be shown how to produce work using hand-building techniques such as pinching, coiling, slab-building, potters’ moulds and the potters’ wheel. In addition, you will be supported and encouraged to develop a confident understanding and use of clay qualities, making techniques, decorative skills, glazing, visual language and quality of finish.

Returning learners’ are encouraged to build on their skill-base to design and achieve more complex and refined work inspired by their interests and personal goals. The studio allows you, the learner, to express your ideas whilst other learners will have enough room to complete their own pieces of artwork and interact with you in a collaborative way to help you develop your artistic portfolio. In order 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.

Please note there will be no session on 20/02/25.

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?
You will be able to use the knowledge and skills you have learnt to build on your experience on your next course.
Entry criteria
Absolute beginners and learners with some experience including those who have completed previous terms. There are no entry requirements for this course.

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 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
There is a materials fee attached to this course meaning all materials required to complete the course will be supplied by the college.

All learners are allocated with a 4kg (total fired weight) allowance of clay per course, this is roughly equivalent to 8 very large mugs. Please note this personal allowance is not transferrable between learners or courses. Once this weight is exceeded, learners will have the opportunity to have more work fired at a cost of of £5 per 500g, purchased at reception.

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: £230.40

Exam Fee: £0.00

Materials: £24.00

Total Cost: £254.40

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £115.20

Exam Fee: £0.00

Materials: £24.00

Total Cost: £139.20

Qualifications received
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
You will see what you have achieved as your body of work and knowledge base progress throughout the course.

Methods are via: - demonstrations - pottery quiz - on-going 1:1 discussion with tutor - friendly peer encouragement Observation/Demonstration- self-assessment- question & answer/reading- practical exercises- 1:1 tutor support

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.