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 7343 1700 or fill out our enquiry form and we will get back to you. 


About the course

This twelve week course will allow you to explore your creativity by producing ceramic works under the guidance of a qualified tutor.

The course is delivered 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.

Start date: Tues 26th March at 6.30 - 8.30pm (runs weekly)

  • Member price: £185
  • Non-member price: £190
  • 12 weeks

Start date: Weds 27th March, 6.30 - 8.30pm (runs weekly)

  • Member price: £185
  • Non-member price: £190
  • 12 weeks

Short 2 week 'Introduction to Ceramics' workshop on Sat 6th April and Sat 27th April, 10.30am - 12.30pm

  • Members price: £70 for both sessions
  • Non-members price: £75 for both sessions
  • First session will focus on handbuilding, throwing and press moulding
  • Second session will focus on glazing and finishing techniques

NEW COURSE - Start date: Thurs 25th April, 6.30 - 8.30pm (runs weekly)

  • Member price: £115
  • Non-member price: £170
  • 8 weeks

    Please book and pay at YMCA Club reception

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    What students will learn

    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.

    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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