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Selections Pottery Course

We look forward to welcoming you to the Selections Pottery Course, running over three terms of eleven weeks duration. For details of how to enrol, current spaces on the course and prices, please scroll to the foot of the page. 

Taught by Debbie Bent, who also works at Courtyard Arts in Hertford, the Selections Pottery Course is an informal and friendly workshop working with clay for beginners and experienced students alike.

Debbie is an established artist and teacher who brings a belief in exploration and individual creativity to all her classes. She aims to create an environment where her knowledge and encouragement will nuture the students as they explore the possibilities offered by working in clay.

Beginners will explore techniques including pinch pots, coiling and slabbing while using different clays, slips and glazes to enable them to begin hand building. Throwing is taught at a one to one level with a different student each week after the hand building stage has been accomplished - it is a lot harder than it looks!

Experienced ceramicists will be taught new techniques throughout the term according to their need with the focus on support for individual projects.

You will need basic tools and an apron; details can be supplied after enrolment with your joining instructions.

The Summer 2017 Pottery Course

The course takes place on Wednesday evenings 19.00 to 21.00 and is eleven weeks in length starting 19 April and ending on 5 July 2017 with a break for half term.

The maximum number of students on the Selections Pottery Course is 12 per term; currently we have four vacancies for the remainder of the term.  

The cost of the course is £9.40 per week (£103.40 for the whole course), which can be paid by the term, half term or weekly by arrangement. Students joining after the start of the course and wishing to pay in advance do not pay for weeks they have missed, however after enrolment we are unable to refund any weeks when the student is unable to attend.

For an enrolment form please click the link below

Pottery Enrolment Form - Summer 2017

Contact Details

If you have any queries or would like further information please contact the Selections and Lettings Coordinator Sophie Bruton


Telephone: 01992 581455 ext 134