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The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

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Workshops // Coming up // Intermediate Course: Large-Scale Ceramics
9 September

Intermediate Course: Large-Scale Ceramics

This six-week course will introduce you to a sculptural approach to hand building techniques, refining your design ideas and developing your skills as you go. You will work towards making a large piece of work over six sessions, experimenting with manipulating clay and using a range of glazing methods as well as different surface treatments. 

This course will also encourage you to experiment with textures, using slips, oxide/glaze washes, and embedding different organic materials that will enhance the surface of your pieces. Work can be made in in one piece, or in sections and rejoined after the firing.

At this time, the number of participants per course has been capped at three with social distancing and current government guidance in mind, though we will be reviewing this as guidance changes. 

If you have any questions about this course, please get in touch with our head potter Karl at 

Course Details

When: Wednesdays from 14:00 - 16:00, beginning 9 September

Duration: 6 weeks

Where: The Poly Pottery (accessed via New Street)

Tutor: Karl Owen

Places: 3 participants max

Cost: £180 (inc. Poly Fund)

Skill level: Experience with handbuilding beneficial, please contact Karl at if you are unsure

Materials: All materials and equipment provided, additional clay available for purchase 


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