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Course start date:
05 Feb 2019
Course end date:
11 Jun 2019
18:00 - 21:00

This course is ideal for beginners with an interest in ceramics who wish to gain a formal qualification and participate in an enjoyable, practical ceramic course. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in coiling, slab building, pinching, surface relief for ceramics including under glazing and glazing.  You will be given the opportunity, towards the end of course, to develop a final piece using a given project brief. This will involve research, experimentation, revisiting techniques from earlier in the course, producing a final piece and evaluating ceramic work. You will learn how to follow a project brief so, on completion of the course, you will have bank of knowledge and skills to be able to continue your ceramic practice either through personal study or through further formal qualifications.

The Ceramic course is ideal for those who wish to gain a formal qualification and practical experience working with fashion design and garment construction. This course can help take an interest in craft techniques to the next level or prepare you for entry to higher level study.

Learning Styles:
The course will be taught through demonstrations, group discussions and hands on practical tasks. This course will involve some personal study outside the class, including research.

The course will include time spent on tutor led workshops, these will include:
- Design inspiration
- Mood-board creation
- Design ideas
- Coiling
- Slab building
- Pinch pots
- Surface relief
- Under glazing and glazing
- Health & Safety

You will be working towards an NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft.

You will be assessed via a portfolio of work produced throughout the course, including mood-boards, design sketches, ceramic samples, and sketchbook evidence of the creation of your final ceramic item.

There is no formal examination element to this course.

How will I be assessed?


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Career Opportunities

This course could help you build a broad portfolio of work for access to higher level creative study or related career.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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Adult fees


Please note: If you are an adult student you may be entitled to financial support to cover the cost of your course, dependent on your circumstances. Please contact Student Services on enquiries@kendal.ac.uk for details. More about Student Finance.

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