Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence


Cambridge Campus

Course Code:CV9LPOT1CV9LPOT2
Start Date:18/09/201915/01/2020
End Date:27/11/201925/03/2020
Start Time:18:0018:00
End Time:21:0021:00



Course Overview

Our Pottery course introduces you to traditional and contemporary skills, taught by a practising ceramicist in our spacious and well-equipped studio.

If you are a beginner you will enjoy learning the basic techniques but if you have some experience already you will be challenged with new materials, and new making and decorating processes.

Ten-week sessions begin with instruction in clay preparation and throwing on the potter's wheel. Throwing carries on in the second term along with the hand building techniques of coiling and slab building. In the third term a more experimental approach is encouraged with work based on assignments or personal projects.
Basic clay and glazes will be provided but you may need to purchase further specialist ceramic materials.

Recruitment - if we do not recruit to our target numbers we will try to offer the courses at reduced hours. If a course does not recruit enough students to run, you will receive a refund. Please refer to the Adult Course Guide for guidance on other refund issues.

Why study at Cambridge Regional College?
• A modern spacious studio
• Ten potters wheels, clay extruders.
• Ability to mix glazes from raw materials; wide range of clays e.g. terra-cotta, white throwing clays, craft crank, porcelain
• Opportunity to explore paper clay, porcelain slip, wood, plastics, plaster and moulds

Progression & Career Opportunities

You could progress onto other Art and Design courses at Cambridge Regional College.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to join this course.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Informal verbal assessment will take place during each session on a one-to-one or group presentation/critique basis.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete a CRC Enrolment Form, which can be downloaded from our website Download here. The Enrolment Form can also be found in the back of our part-time prospectus or contact us via email

Cambridge Campus Status

Huntingdon Campus Status