Ceramics (TH)

Ceramics (TH)

This is a practical course and you will learn how to pinch, coil, press-mould, slab-build, model and decorate clays, so you can make beautiful and useful items. We use earthen and stoneware clays, so you can make anything from slip decorated bowls and tiles to frost proof garden sculpture. Students will be encouraged to explore and develop their ideas in a friendly and relaxed environment. We also have electric wheels in the pottery room. This course is suitable for beginners and the more experienced.  

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you will have been given the opportunity to:   ·You will gain skills and confidence working with clay. ·Develop an understanding of the potential and limitations of the medium. ·Find and develop the techniques that best suit you.  

Your Tutor

Helen Humphreys is a professional potter and has taught evening classes since 2002. She is a selected member of Anglian Potters and a member of Cambridge Open Studios. Her work sells internationally through exhibitions and shows.


Tuition fees: £110.00
Materials Costs: £16.00
Total Cost: £126.00


No. of sessions: 8

Day Date Times
Thu 03/05/2018 18:30-21:00
Thu 10/05/2018 18:30-21:00
Thu 17/05/2018 18:30-21:00
Thu 24/05/2018 18:30-21:00
Thu 07/06/2018 18:30-21:00
Thu 14/06/2018 18:30-21:00
Thu 21/06/2018 18:30-21:00
Thu 05/07/2018 18:30-21:00

Your next step

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.