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Workshops // Coming up // Pottery Course: Advanced 4 Weeks
16 October

Pottery Course: Advanced 4 Weeks

This is a practical course for those who have an extensive knowledge of working with clay. Who are looking to further expand existing skills and broaden their knowledge of different kinds of firing techniques. 

The course will look closely at building on your experience and develop your design ideas much further. Tailoring glazes and firing techniques to your individual project. As well as looking to develop your chosen construction techniques. 

We recommend coming along with a project in mind. 

This course is suitable for creating tiles, lighting, tableware, larger vessels and other bespoke projects. All clay work will be glazed and fired on site. A broad range of chemicals, onglaze, underglazes and premixed glazes are available for use. As well as a good range of clays.

Should I be on the Advanced Course or the Intermediate?

The intermediate is for learners with a general experience, looking to improve skills and develop ideas with support. 

Advanced learners have a broad understand and are looking to develop projects of their own.  Also looking only for technical assistance to realise their ideas fully.


Pottery Course: Advanced 4 Weeks

When: Wednesdays, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Next course start dates: 

Wednesday 16 October 2024 6.30pm
Wednesday 20 November 2024 6.30pm
Where: The Poly Pottery (at the back of The Poly, accessed from New Street)

Duration: four weeks

Class size: eight per class

Tutor: Karl Owen

Cost: £130, including £1 Poly Fund and all materials and equipment.

If you have any questions about the suitability of this course, please contact our head potter Karl at

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