Ceramics (Foundation)

1. Overview

This course will provide hands-on experience of a range of making techniques.

Students will be introduced to all aspects of ceramic processes and construction.

2. What you will study

This course covers all hand-building techniques, surface decoration and includes an introduction to pottery wheel throwing. Students will explore the potential of test pieces towards the production of small-scale elementary ceramic pieces.

Students are encouraged to keep a personal sketchbook, which reflects their personal practice, logs investigations, individual interests and the work of other artists. Students will be introduced to the making process through class talks, individual/group discussion and studio-based demonstration and practice.

3. Entry Requirements

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of the course.

This course gives an excellent introduction to ceramic production and techniques and is ideal for beginners.

4. How to apply

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of the course.

Course fee: £305

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RGU Registration

All students should be aware that when registering as a student at RGU they are accepting a contract of enrolment. (In order to attend short courses all students must register and accept RGU’s conditions).


Please inform Gray’s School of Art if you are withdrawing your course. Any student absent for more than 4 weeks consecutively will be contacted by the school. Should no explanation of absence be given, RGU will withdraw you from the course.


A refund is only applicable where there has been at least 4 weeks illness and a medical certificate to support it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about registration, contact:

Gray's Short Course Team

5. Additional information

Clothing: the class will be held in the ceramics workshops so students will need to wear sturdy footwear. No sandals, flip flops, heels or crocs are allowed.

Students are expected to have an A5 or A4 sketchbook.

View the Foundation Ceramics Materials List (PDF 132KB)

A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.

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Start Date

Semester One: 1/4/6 Oct - 19/22/24 Nov 2018
Semester Two: 8/11/13 Jan - 26/28 Feb/2 Mar 2019

Course Length

40hours (16 weeks)
7:00pm - 9:30pm
1:30pm - 4:00pm

Mode of Attendance

Short Course/Part-time

Academic School
Gray's School of Art
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