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Advanced Ceramics for Adults Certificate

Please note that this course is designed for those aged 19 and above.

This experimental course is designed for those that are interested in working with clay in a variety of methods and processes and have past experience of the material. The course will explore the potential of making in clay, its inherent properties and producing artefacts that can be taken home once fired.

The course will appeal to both students and professionals looking to increase their knowledge of materials, processes and widen their portfolio.

You will learn how to construct forms using hand-building techniques and create colourful and decorative surface patterns. A wide range of surface decoration techniques will be also covered.

During the course you will have the opportunity to use the potter’s wheel. Learning how to throw to create cylinders and functional tableware. You will be encouraged to bring materials and research during the course that contributes to their learning and practice.

Work will also be glazed and fired on site. You will be expected to collect your work after the course is complete to ensure the pieces are given time to dry out before they are kiln-fired.

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Course fees
Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19+ Fee  
CT9ACA1P Paignton Campus 26/09/2019 - 05/12/2019 THU 09:30:00:0 - 16:30:00:0 10 £180.00 Apply Now
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

“I chose to study the Foundation in Art and Design course and specialised in Photography. College gives you a lot more freedom, the lessons are structured more professionally which gives you an idea of what it will be like at university. I would really recommend this course if you want to grow as a designer."Alfie Reddy

Adult and Community Learning – Paignton

This course is available at our Paignton Campus. We provide a vast range of Adult and Community Learning courses that enable you to try something new and recreational. 

Opening Times
Term time
Monday – Thursday
09:30 – 16:30 and 18:15 – 20:30

09:30 – 16:30

Vantage Point,
Long Road,

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At South Devon College, we offer a wide range of adult education courses and qualifications, so whatever you want to do, you can achieve it with us. The only question is how far do you want to go?

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If the idea of cost is holding you back from committing to a course, there is a wide range of financial support available for adults to help fund your studies with us.