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Ceramics for Beginners

These beginners ceramics classes are tailored for those with little to no experience making ceramics. Within these workshops you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience of a wide range of making methods. From hand building to throwing on the potter’s wheel, all basic skills of the ceramicist will be covered. You will be able to develop many surface techniques from texture to slip decoration, discover ways of obtaining colour and learn about glazing for both earthenware and stoneware clays. Please note that this class is only be suitable for beginners.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

Who is the course aimed at?

For those who are complete beginners

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

An apron

What else do I need to know?

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Cancelling your enrolment

If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

Click here to access our Covid-19 FAQ - https://www.bathcollege.ac.uk/news/84413

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

10 reviews for Ceramics for Beginners

  1. 5 out of 5

    Great course. Alice is a fun tutor and I learnt a lot over the course. The group was small which made it a relaxed environment.

    Thank you Alice!

  2. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Absolutely brilliant! – Alice is so patient, so kind, so understanding, I could not have wished for a better teacher

    – Thank you so much! x

  3. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    This is an excellent introduction to ceramics, suitable for both beginners and those who have done some ceramics before. I had the creative space to learn and advance my skills and have created beautiful items that I love having in my home. Alice – thank you for being my teacher, for guidance & advising me. You are a fantastic teacher!

    Thank you, Eleanor

  4. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Great tuition. Lots and lots of things demonstrated. Sally is very patient with beginners.

  5. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Excellent grounding in a variety of techniques. Something for everyone, and everyone can have something to take home and feel proud of.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sally is a wonderful tutor. Very calm patent and encouraging and made the experience of learning ceramics extremely enjoyable.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Really enjoyed learning so many new techniques. I will be returning. Thanks.

  8. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    I have really learnt a lot on this course – even as a repeater. Sally has been a fanastic and patient teacher. I’m looking forward to next term and honing these skills.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sally is very patient and encouraging! A great course for beginners who know nothing at all but equally good as a refresher.

  10. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    Thoroughly enjoyed myself and learnt loads, but still loads more learning to come! I have enrolled again.

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