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Family Pottery: Summer Pots Using the Wheel

Saturday 8 June 2019
12:30 - 14:30
10 Hours / 5 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

 Course description

  Get to grips with the basics of throwing and coiling  techniques, decorating and glazing  dish pots.


The ethos of Family Learning classes is for the child to design and make their own pot, supported by the parent.  PLEASE NOTE: The adult whose enrolment details we have MUST be the adult who attends with the child(ren) each and every session of the course. 


Entry requirements

One adult + one child 7+ 

What you will learn

 Basic throwing techniques including centering the clay on the pottery wheel, coil pots,  decorating and glazing techniques will be covered. 


How you will learn on this course

There will be demonstrations and mini lectures on each aspect of the course. Discussion on a group and individual level will take place. Much of the teaching will be one to one.


How you will be assessed on this course



Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable to this course.


What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

 None expected but some research suggested for individual personal projects.


What you need for your course

An apron or old clothes are recommended.   


What you need to bring to the first class

 Note pad 

 What you can do next

 Further courses in Family Learning and Neighbourhood Learning are available at The Learning centre Bexley - check out the website (www.tlcbexley.ac.uk), phone us on 0208 298 2842 or see our brochure (available in any of our centres).


If you need to improve in English or Maths have a look at the level 1 and 2 Functional Skills and GCSE qualifications we have to offer. The college advice and guidance department offers confidential guidance sessions too so if you need further help on where to go from here, get in touch.


Additional Information


Paperwork to help your learning


At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course.  Your tutor may ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals.


This paperwork is a requirement of the College’s Quality Improvement Programme.


The College Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The VLE may be used as part of this course.  You can register on the VLE at this address:  http://vle.lecb.ac.uk/


Further information and careers advice


If you require any further information or careers advice please contact the College on 020 3045 5176

or email guidance@lecb.ac.uk


Venue Information

 5 Brampton Road,



Kent DA7 4EZ

 Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath.


Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422

 Car park available onsite.  Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed.


 For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking


 Please note:  This course outline is correct at the time of printing. Please keep for future reference.