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Ceramic Study

Short Course - Advanced
Ceramic Study | Advanced

Advanced Ceramic Study is a course which you, regardless of your years of experience, will always learn something new and progressive to your personal ceramic skills and development.

Continuous learning is supported under highly experienced technical support and tuition.

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date

Term One:
To be confirmed
Term Two:
To be confirmed

Course Length

40hrs (16 weeks)
7.00pm - 9.30pm

This course option encourages further development of mould making and slip casting with a greater focus on porcelain clay and accommodates students who wish to build on previous skills, and further develop their personal practice.

Course delivery will vary depending on the level of experience and desired direction of ceramic study to develop work independently or with the support of the lecturer.

You are encouraged to develop self-directed study throughout the course. Tuition will be tailored to individual student projects whether it be mouldmaking, hand building or throwing.

You are encouraged to keep a visual diary, which reflects the development of their ceramic practice, individual interests and the work of influential artists.



The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Learning Methods

Methods of delivery include: class talks, demonstrations, individual/group discussion and studio-based practice.

You are taught by specialist staff who will offer practical advice and instruction together with personal encouragement in discovering individual creative skills.

You will receive general instruction and one-to-one tuition tailored to suit your personal level of experience and ability.  

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


This course is not formally assessed. 


Academic Support

Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty.

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.


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

This course is recommended for experienced ceramics students, with existing knowledge and practice of ceramic technologies and production techniques.

Suitable for students who have completed Intermediate Ceramics and above.

Required Age

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

  • Course fee: £370

Materials & Equipment 

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 provide apron and/or overalls. Students are expected to have an A5 or A4 sketchbook.

Electric, raku and gas kilns, pottery wheels, heat guns, slab roller and specialist pottery tools will be provided, as well as a wide range of clays including porcelain, plaster, casting slip, decorating slips, glaze and glaze materials. 

Details on the materials required for your course:


A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.

Student ID Cards

Students enrolled on a 40/60 hour Short Course are eligible for student discounted rates around the city and at our Gray’s Art Shop. Find out more:  

Gray's Art Shop

Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each term to accommodate the Short Course students.

Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

Email the Gray's Short Course Team

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

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