Have fun with shapes, textures and glazes to create stunning ceramic and porcelain jewellery. You will learn to manipulate clay by moulding, carving, impressing and making beads. You will also learn to make your own fixings and jump rings (findings). Structured projects and exercises will guide you through the course and the tutor will support you to develop your own ideas and creativity. Basic materials included.
No previous knowledge/qualifications are required. If you are interested in a specialist technique not listed or described in the course description, please contact the Curriculum manager before enrolling, to find out if it is possible for us to accommodate this.
During the session, you will learn hand-building techniques and apply them to create your own earrings, beads, necklace, broaches and more! You will be working with terracotta, and porcelain clay to add textures, shape and form by modelling impressing and carving into clay; learn to add colour to your piece with our range of underglaze colours; learn how to make your own findings; learn how to make these into jewellery/home decor/key chains and much more.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Learning will take place on each students own terms at his or her own pace. Interest in each others work will be encouraged by means of a group discussion and critique at the end of each session. You can expect a range of learning methods including: individual and group tuition; practical demonstrations of methods; practical assistance with methods; advice and possibilities for developing work; group discussion and review of work; handouts. Resources used within each lesson are available electronically. There is no formal homework, however, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects and research. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, videos or websites for you to visit to enrich your study.
There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which will outline the learning objectives for the course. You will also be invited to set your own goals. You will receive feedback against the achievement of these outcomes during the course from your tutor and in written form at the end of the course. There is no formal qualification attached to this course, but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.
Next Steps and Progression
Once you have completed the course you may choose to enrol on another ceramics, print or photography course or perhaps join an accredited L1 or L2 Ceramics course. For Art and Design courses, once you have developed a portfolio of work you could consider applying to the Foundation Diploma in Art and design as a Pathway in to Higher Education. Studio courses are for those learners with some subject knowledge or who have been studying the same subject at the college for 3 full years. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.
For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700 or email LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk.
Additional Learning Support
Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.