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Throwing Ceramics

  • 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.
  • 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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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Use the yellow 'enrol' button to request to join this course.
    Please note: if you enrol without meeting the course entry requirements your place may be cancelled and a refund provided.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £60.00
    Other fees: £5.00
    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • 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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    Coronavirus Update

    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    Most conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.


    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, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. 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 applies to the exams you took):


    The best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We endeavour to staff this service from 9am – 7pm, Monday to Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays (during term time).
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided 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.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the 2021/22 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    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 the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom 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, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    10:00 - 12:00
    2.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    4 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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