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Short Course - Foundation EXTRA
Glazing (Foundation EXTRA)

Have you been to one of our pottery wheel throwing courses, or simply have work that you would like to glaze? Join us for a morning in the Ceramics Workshop to access facilities, materials and have skilled tuition on hand.

Learn how to plan your glazing project by identifying different clay types and choosing the appropriate glaze for your work.

This course has multiple study options

Mode of Attendance

  • On Campus

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date

To be confirmed

Course Length

2.5 hours
10.00am - 12.30pm
1:30pm - 4:00pm

This course consists of a half day glazing session for students who have unglazed bisque fired work.

Having received a tutorial covering ceramic glazes and techniques, you will learn how to glaze your bisque fired work.

Using a variety of underglazes, oxides and glazes, you will develop an understanding of the glazing process, surface decoration and colour.

You will learn glazing application techniques including pouring, dipping and brushing to create glossy, matte and textured surfaces.

You must bring along your bisque-fired work if it is not already at the art school.



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: 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.


This course provides an excellent introduction for beginners. There are no formal entry requirements.

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: £40 (All materials and firing provided)

Materials & Equipment

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

You are expected to provide apron and/or overalls.

You are encouraged to bring a sketchbook for taking notes.

Students should bring their existing, fired ceramic pieces with them to glaze.

Workshop facilities/all firing provided.

All glaze provided.


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

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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