Ceramics (W)

Ceramics (W)

This ceramics course is designed for complete beginners as well as students with some knowledge of pottery.


In ten weeks you will learn basic hand-building techniques such as coiling; pinch pots and slab building.  Students will have the opportunity to use a potter’s wheel, and will be taught how to master basic “throwing”, skills required for making functional ware.


Learning Outcomes

The course aims to provide students with the fundamental skills needed to produce functional and decorative ceramics.


By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of:


  • The different types of clay and its qualities
  • Basic making techniques for hand-built and wheel-thrown pots
  • Basic glazing and decorating processes and techniques 



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: £20.00
Total Cost: £135.00


No. of sessions: 8

Day Date Times
Wed 25/09/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 02/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 09/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 16/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 30/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 06/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 13/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 20/11/2019 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.

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