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Exhibit Your Ceramic Work

  • Overview of the course

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    This practical course is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their enthusiasm for ceramics, whether you are a beginner or a more experienced learner. Run in our ceramic facilities this course will give you allocated time to produce your own creative designs using the medium of clay in a friendly atmosphere. You can bring ideas of your own or respond to a range of ceramic techniques that your tutor will teach you.

    Our workshop environment will give you allocated time to produce your own creative designs and the opportunity to exhibit them in our end of year Art showcase in June.
  • What you'll learn

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    The ceramics workshop will enable you to develop your creative skills and a personal approach to your ceramic work.

    For beginners, the course will enable you to learn a range of skills and techniques including: how to prepare clay, using moulds (press moulding), pinching, slab building and coiling. As well as being introduced to decorative processes such as slip decoration, stencils, sgraffito, glazing and underglazing techniques.

    Alternatively, more advanced learners can receive support and any technical advice in order to refine their skills and knowledge. Work at your own pace and create your own artwork whether it is making larger and more complex forms or your own dinner set!
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no specific entry requirements, apart from enthusiasm to develop your skills and knowledge in ceramics.

  • How will I be assessed?

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    This course is for pleasure only and is not formally assessed. Your tutor will offer assistance to beginners and advice for those with more experience. Encouragement and informal feedback throughout the course of the tutor.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    Materials, tools and equipment are all provided. Aprons are also supplied.

    It is advised that you wear old clothes or an apron (or protective clothing to protect against clay dust as you may get messy). Due to health and safety, no open toed shoes are allowed in the ceramic workshops.

  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    You can contact a member of the team via
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You can visit any of our Centres to enrol. Click here for our current enrolment times.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £96.00
    Other fees: £10.00
  • Future opportunities

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    Continue to access our facilities and develop your artistic skills in ceramics by enrolling on another course. Daytime and evening courses are available throughout our academic year.

    You may want to consider doing an alternative creative course at Bolton College. Details can be found on our website:
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    13:00 - 15:00
    2.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    8 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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