Malahide Community School, Adult EducationPottery – Beginners

Pottery – Beginners

North Dublin County
€ 130
8 weeks
Part Time and Evening
Thursday 7.00 -9.30 pm

Course description

This class is suitable for complete beginners to pottery and those looking to improve their hand building skills. This class will enable students to design and make pottery pieces with both functional and decorative applications, from the planning and creating process to the final glazed form.

Techniques demoed include pinching, coiling, slab construction, mark making, relief work and sgraffito.

The intention of this class is to teach new skills within a relaxed, friendly environment.

Week 1: 

  • Introduction
  • Health and Safety
  • Clay basics
  • Tools
  • Pinch Pots
  • Slab Rolling

Week 2:

  • Scoring and Construction
  • Slab Rolling
  • Wrapping Methods

Week 3:

  • Coiling
  • Hump Moulds
  • Surface Decoration

Week 4: 

  • Box making
  • Glazing
  • Personal Project Planning

Week 5:

  • Maquette Making,
  • Personal Projects

Week 6:

  • Personal Projects

Week 7:

  • Personal Projects

Week 8:

  • Personal Projects

Week 9:

  • Personal Projects

Week 10:

  • Personal Projects / Collection of Work

Suitable for Beginner/Intermediate

Course Day & Time:   Thursday evening 7.00 – 9.30

Start Date: 26/01/2023

Cost: €130

(Please note a tool kit for this class is available to purchase from the tutor for an additional  €30 paid to the tutor on the first night of the class. This kit contains ……… No need to buy this kit if you have your own tools)

Course Format: In class with tutor (Maximum of 10 students)

Duration: 8 weeks

How to Enrol: Enrolment will open on the 1st December at 10am. Registration is available by going onto website and clicking on the ‘Enrol Here’ button.

Tutor: Naomi Boylan




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