NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Craft - Ceramics

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Craft - Ceramics

  • Course Code: PLR2ART014 (171A)
  • Prospectus Title: NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Craft - Ceramics
  • Mode of Study: PART-TIME
  • Duration: 30 Weeks (3. hours per week)
  • Start Date: 22 September, 2017
  • Course Tuition Fee: £ 300(19+)
  • Exam / Reg. Fee: £53
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Entry requirements

This course runs at our English Bridge Campus.

No previous experience is required, just a keen interest in the subject.

Who is it for?

This course if for anyone with an interest in Ceramics and Clay. It covers a wide area of specialised Ceramic making, building techniques and surface decoration. It encourages creative exploration and experimentation within these processes. Current contemporary and traditional ceramic artists will be researched. Further courses may be available later in the year your tutor will be able to advise you on next steps.

What does the course involve?

The course will mainly be practical based work with some theory. You will produce a body of work showing contextual influences. You will have a basic introduction to different clays and their suitability for different techniques. You will use your own ideas and design concepts to apply a variety of building and decorative techniques to a project brief creating unique pieces.

Techniques covered within the course will include:-

Slab Building; Coiling; Press moulding; Pinch pots; Basic Sculpture; Surface texture techniques including Sgraffito; Decorative Tiles, Incising, Impressing and Piercing; Slip Trailing and surface decorating including Feathering and Marbling; Glazing techniques, use of stains and oxides; Kiln Procedures, Health and workshop safety; How to professionally photograph your work.

How is the course assessed?

No formative assessment, however group discussions and one to one tutor guidance will be given to evaluate work for further progression through the course.

Additional costs

Clay will be charged at pre- kiln fired weight per piece. This includes all firings. Advice will be given by tutor.

Additional notes

Apron and towel required at each session. Suitable clothing/ footware to be worn. Basic tools will initially be provided, advice will be given on additional items required by tutor.

What do I do next?

Some of our courses may have entry qualifications and you may need to have an informal chat with the tutor to check it is appropriate for you - this will be clear in the Other Details area. You are able to enrol at the College in person or by phone on 01743 342333 between 9.00am-5.00pm Monday - Thursday and 9.00am-4.30pm on Friday. You can also enrol and chat to staff at our advice / enrolment events which happen throughout the year or use our Live Chat.

You will be required to pay your course fees at the time of enrolment, so please ensure that you bring an appropriate payment method with you, (as well as appropriate evidence if you are eligible to have any fees waived).

Other details

No entry requirements. Tuition fee concessions.

If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay some tuition fees.

This can be clarified by ringing Course Advice on 01743 342333.

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