Ceramics short courses

To book or find out more about any of our courses or workshops either drop into the YMCA Club reception, call us on 020 3994 9600 or fill out our enquiry form and we will get back to you. 

Ceramics                        

Our courses vary in length and will allow you to explore your creativity by producing ceramic works under the guidance of a qualified Tutor.

They take place in the YMCA Club Art Room, which features two wheels and an on-site kiln. All clay, glazes and tools are included in the course price. No preparation or understanding is necessary for this course and there is no form of assessment. There are just eight spaces on each course, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Date: Saturday 14th March, 10am - 5pm (advanced workshop)

  • Member price: £60 
  • Non-member price: £65
  • 1 day

Date: Tuesdays from 24th March, 6.30pm - 8.45pm

  • Member price: £45
  • Non-member price: £50
  • 3 weeks 

Date: Wednesdays from 25th March, 6.30pm - 8.45pm

  • Member price: £45
  • Non-member price: £50
  • 3 weeks 

Date: Thursday 26th March, 6.30pm - 8.45pm (beginners' taster session)

  • Member price: £18
  • Non-member price: £20
  • 1 evening

Date: Tuesdays from 21st April, 6.30pm - 8.45pm

  • Member price: £120
  • Non-member price: £125
  • 8 weeks 

Date: Wednesdays from 22nd April, 6.30pm - 8.45pm

  • Member price: £120
  • Non-member price: £125
  • 8 weeks 

Date: Thursdays from 23rd April, 6.30pm - 8.45pm

  • Member price: £45
  • Non-member price: £50
  • 3 weeks 

Date: Saturday 2nd May, 10.30am - 12.30pm 
(glazing session for people who want to finish their pieces with a glaze)

  • Member price: £20
  • Non-member price: £22
  • 1 morning

Date: Thursdays from 21st May, 6.30pm - 8.45pm

  • Member price: £60
  • Non-member price: £65
  • 4 weeks 

Please book and pay at YMCA Club reception

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What students will learn on the longer courses:

Complete beginners are shown how to use the wheel and will progress into other areas depending on their personal interest. Those with more experience can choose any activity for which we have the facilities including slip casting, molding and hand building.

Attendees have a relaxing, entertaining and informative time, typically leaving the course having created a number of ceramic works.

What students will learn at the Saturday Ceramics Workshops:

Our Saturday workshops are not suitable for absolute beginners. They are suitable for those who have completed a YMCA Ceramics evening class or have some recent experience working with clay.

You will have more time to focus on your personal project or a specific technique such as hand building, slip casting, throwing on the potter's wheel or making a plaster mould, all under the guidance of our experienced Tutor.

Please note that this is a making only class and any finishing or glazing can be completed during a YMCA Ceramics evening class. You would therefore need to book a drop-in session at Club Reception which costs £20.

 

About the tutor

Mike Amorelli is an experienced artist who teaches a range of creative practices including ceramics, screen-printing and photography. He has been working as a freelance tutor for over 18 years having graduated with a degree in ceramics from Camberwell College of Art.

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