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 is a full time teacher of Ceramics at various locations throughout the county and works with us as outreach from 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.

Selections Pottery Course 2019 - 2020

The course takes place on Wednesday evenings 19.00 to 21.00 in Room C3 in the Technology Block; each term is twelve weeks in length. The maximum number of students on the Selections Pottery Course is 12 per term.  

The cost of the course is £9.60 per week for tuition and £1.50 per week for materials (£133.20 for each term), which can be paid by the term, half term or weekly by arrangement. 

The surcharge for materials is payable by each student and covers clay, up to an agreed limit for the term, plus all glazes, firing etc. Students joining after the start of the course and wishing to pay in advance do not pay for tuition or materials for weeks they have missed, however after enrolment we are unable to refund any weeks when the student is unable to attend.

During the 2019 - 2020 Academic Year the dates for Selections Pottery will be as follows:

Spring Term - 12 weeks 08.01.20 to 01.04.20 (excluding 19.02.20) 

Summer Term - 12 weeks 22.04.20 to 15.07.20 (excluding 27.05.20) 

You can download an enrolment form for the Selections Pottery Course Summer Term 2020 here:

Please note that due to CV-19 we have postponed the start of our Summer Term Course until further notice; as a result enrolment forms are not yet available. We will update this page as soon as further information is available.

To book a place on the course please complete the enrolment form and return it to The Sele School marked for the attention of Sophie Bruton. You will be contacted after receipt of the form with confirmation that you have a place on the course and joining instructions. 

Please note that confirmation of your place on the course may be delayed until school resumes if you apply during the school holidays.

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