Ceramics (W)

Ceramics (W)

On this practical course, you will learn how to pinch, coil build, press-mould and slab build. The emphasis will be on decorating and texturing the clay to make functional ware for your home. There will also be opportunities to learn how to make wheel-thrown ceramics.  

Learning Outcomes

 By the end of the course you will have been given the opportunity to:   • acquire basic knowledge of the medium • gain skills and confidence in working with clay • develop an understanding of the possibilities and limitations of the medium • find and develop techniques to encourage creativity   Please note: It is not possible for students to change booked sessions around in the event of non-attendence or arriving late to class.Due to the number of students in the room and the nature of the subject it causes an issue with health and safety regulations. Too many students in the room makes the studio too busy, therefore imposing on H&S, the enjoyment of the other students in the class and it stretches the tutor further than necessary, impacting on the quality and structure of the teaching.   If we start to allow students to alternate the days in which they attend the course it becomes very difficult to keep track of. Please only come to the lessons you are booked on to. As the course is packed full of vital information, we would encourage students to attend all lessons to get the best out of the course.      

Your Tutor

Jane Sleator Jane Sleator makes and teaches ceramics from her own studio. She exhibits and sells decorative and functional ware in galleries and trade fairs across the UK. She has a BA in Ceramics from the University of Westminster.  


Tuition fees: £115.00
Materials Costs: £16.00
Total Cost: £131.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Wed 23/01/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 30/01/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 06/02/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 13/02/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 27/02/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 06/03/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 13/03/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 20/03/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 27/03/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 03/04/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online 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.